October 12, 2012 * 6:30-9:30pm

Interested in participating? Click here to download the Art Submission Form.

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs. Explore the creative passions of professional artists and the educational opportunities available while sipping cocktails in our unique atmosphere. A gallery of remarkable artwork by students and faculty will be on display and live performances are scheduled throughout the night. Admission is $10 at the door and is free for members of The Crucible.

As does life, art shapes and shifts. Join us for an evening of makers, innovators, dreamers, and creators, as we celebrate “Shape/Shift.” This evening hosts some of the Bay Area’s most influential makers and artists. Join us as we explore the lines and texture of raw materials and the dynamic processes that shift their natural shape into refined representations of artists’ imaginations. Join us for a riveting lecture on how the shape of art has shifted through time. We will host an industrial art show, fire performances, discounts on Crucible classes and live industrial arts demonstrations.

Event Highlights

  • Live industrial art demonstrations in eight featured areas
  • Spectacular art gallery showcasing work from featured areas
  • Fiery stage performances from The Crucible Fire Performance department faculty & students,  and RockaBelly Dance Company
  • Panel discussion hosted by Randolph Belle with Crucible faculty Barry Baldwin, Stone Carving Artist and Mary White, Glass Artist
  • Hosted Fire Spin Jam
  • Tasty food from Fist of Flour Pizza, wine from Periscope Cellars & beer from Linden Street Brewery
  • Exciting discounts on Crucible classes if you register during the event
  • And chances to win free tuition for Crucible class!


Featuring Demonstrations In

  • Ceramics
  • Fire Performance
  • Glass Blowing
  • Glass Flameworking
  • Moldmaking
  • Neon & Light
  • Stone Working
  • Textiles & Soft Sculpture
  • Wood

Event Location & Directions

The event will be located at:
The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607


The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and go quickly. There are also two paid parking lots that will be staffed. One is on Kirkham Avenue and the other is the 5th Street lot by BART. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.

Public Transit

Ditch the car and don’t worry about parking – The Crucible is easily accessible by BART! From the West Oakland BART Station, exit onto 7th Street, turn right and walk 2 blocks east to Union (at the 2nd light). The Crucible is on the northwest corner of 7th & Union, at 1260 7th Street. To plan your BART trip, visit www.bart.gov.