The Crucible Expands Its Board, Furthers Its Mission


The Crucible is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors – Alexander Zwissler, Amanda Lacau Noguera, and Annie Campbell Washington. These active community leaders will bring their expertise and passion for the arts to The Crucible’s Board, providing strategic direction and oversight to The Crucible’s operations and working to actively advance our mission.

The Crucible Expands Its Board, Furthers Its Mission2019-06-18T10:45:31-07:00

Press Releases



Youth Build Leadership, Art, Life Skills In
One-of-a-Kind Internship Program at The Crucible


Crucible Hosts its Third Annual Playa Bound: Sale & Open House


Crucible Accepting Vendor Applications for Burning Man-Inspired Event


Artist Leads Larger Than Life Adventure at The Crucible


Crucible Presents Fireside Lounge: Creation


Crucible’s Bike Program in a Race to Win $25,000 through State Farm
Neighborhood Assist’s Facebook Challenge


Crucible Hosts 8th Annual Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction


Crucible Hosts “The Science of Art” Annual Open House

Crucible Offers Interactive Exploration of the Afterlife in “Asia
Alive” Series

Crucible To Hosts Youths in Industrial Art Adventure


Crucible Presents Fireside Lounge: Conception


Crucible Sponsors Mission Girls for Behind-The-Scenes Preview of Hot
Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire



Art Space The Crucible Presents “Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion
and Fire”

CASS Sponsors The Peralta Junction Project, an Experiment in Arts-Based Urban Space Activation (12/7/12)

International Blacksmith Finds Community, Resources in West Oakland (11/10/12)

One Hat One Hand & Commonplace Productions Welcome The Life Size Mousetrap to Peralta Junction (11/8/12)

New Community Program Helps Veterans, Educators Learn Skills in the Industrial Arts (10/25/12)

Peralta Junction Project Brings Economic & Social Vitality to West Oakland (10/17/12)

50 Years of Studio Glass Press Event (10/10/12)

Molten Metal and Fire Replace Trust Falls in Today’s Team Building Workshops (9/28/12)

Peralta Junction Project to Fuel Community & Creativity in West Oakland (9/25/12)

Bay Area Art School The Crucible to Host the 7th Annual Fire & Light: Soirée and Art Auction July 21 (7/7/12)

Burn Baby, Burn! Bay Area Industrial Arts School, The Crucible, Offers New Playa Bootcamp Workshops (6/14/12)

Bay Area Summer Camps at The Crucible Get East Bay Youth Fired Up for Summer 2012 (5/12/12)

Bay Area Art School The Crucible Set to Spark Creativity at ‘The Science of Art’ Open House April 7 (3/31/12)

Oakland Industrial Arts School Celebrates Strength and Fire at February Fireside Lounge (2/9/12)

Bay Area Industrial Arts Facility Kicks off 2012 with The Crucible Experience – A Celebration of Art, Industry and Community  (1/27/12)

It’s the Hottest Show in Town: Tickets Still Available to MACHINE: A World Premiere Fire Opera at The Crucible (1/14/12)

Hot Bay Area Entertainment – Fire Opera: MACHINE Premieres Tonight at Oakland Foundry and Art School (1/11/12)


East Bay Industrial Art School Announces Summer Immersion Classes for Kids and Adults (12/14/11)

New Winter Industrial Art Classes and Fun Family Spring

Press Releases2018-03-15T14:08:28-07:00

Hot Couture: Call for Artists


The Crucible seeks submissions and team proposals from fashion designers and industrial artists for our January 2013 fashion show event.

General Information

Something amazing is in the works at The Crucible. For the second time in our history, we’re launching an event bringing the creativity, skill and glamour of high fashion together with the strength, power and volatility of the industrial arts. Introducing HOT COUTURE: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire.

As our 14th year anniversary event, Hot Couture seeks teams of designers to collaborate and design industrial haute couture. Our event concept is to blend the intensity and craft surrounding true French haute couture with the raw energy and materials found in the industrial arts. We’re calling for fashion designers to pair with industrial artists to use talents from both fields to create bold design, visionary fashion, and accessories that can only exist in this rare coupling of worlds.

Leather, metal, paper, stone, silk, fire, electricity… All materials and methods of beautifully integrating them with the human form are up for grabs. The supporting event will be produced in proper Crucible style, with a focus on industrial elements set to a backdrop of metal and fire.

Once the show run has completed, all pieces will be included in a moving art installation as part of a set of exhibits in museums throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

To start the process, The Crucible is hosting an informal mixer for interested fashion designers, fine and industrial artists, and visionaries on September 11th at 7pm. This informational session will allow interested artists to talk to the organizers and meet potential collaborators. We’ll have wine and snacks, as well as highlight themes and concepts for the show.


  • Design teams much produce a minimum of four complete looks for the show.
  • Looks must be imaginative and well executed.
  • Wearable is a guideline; we are looking for fashion sculpture.
  • All designs should be flame resistant.

Event Details

  • The dates for the show will be Friday and Saturday nights, January 11th and 12th, 2013.
  • The Crucible will provide a materials stipend for each team selected.
  • The Crucible will own the works after the show.
  • All artists and designers will be credited for their work.

HOT COUTURE: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire fashion is a spectacle that you won’t want to miss. We’re looking forward to supporting you and your team, and we’d like to get started as soon as possible.

Coming to the September 11 7pm mixer? Please RSVP to to let us know how many people to expect.

For information on haute couture and it’s place in France’s fashion DNA, Vanity Fair has this:


Hot Couture: Call for Artists2018-03-08T13:10:36-08:00
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