Artist Talk Rosa Dorantes

Virtual Artist Talk: Creating Culture Through Ceramics With Rosa Dorantes

Please join us Friday, April 17 for our third iteration of our virtual artist talk series. We’ll be sitting down with Ceramics Department Head, Rosa Dorantes, an accomplished artist with over two decades of ceramics experience. Since Rosa became The Crucible’s Department Head of Ceramics, she has transformed the space into a sanctuary that keeps students coming back.

PLEASE NOTE: During this talk, we’ll be discussing parts of the body and pieces that engage with explicit language. Parents and families should decide if they’re comfortable participating in the talk.

This event is part of a series of virtual artist talks The Crucible will be hosting during our Covid-19 related closure. Please check back for information on future talks!

Date and Time

Fri, April 17, 2020 | 3-4pm




Please join us on Zoom for this virtual artist talk. You can both download Zoom as a desktop app or run it through your browser.

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Meet The Artist:

Rosa Dorantes

Crucible Ceramics Department Head, Rosa Dorantes, has been working in ceramics for more than two decades. Her first introduction was in a 7th grade art class with an influential teacher—she was hooked!

Dorantes was born and raised in Oakland to her mother and father who immigrated from Nicaragua and Mexico respectively. Much of her work has reflected themes of womanhood, personal experience, and family. As the Ceramics Department Head, Rosa has made it her mission to create a safe and welcoming space for students, fostering a freedom to experiment and explore ideas.

“For me, coming to The Crucible is my journey really coming full circle,” She said in a 2019 interview. “Now, I get to share my passion for ceramics with my community, while being immersed in the greater arts community at The Crucible.”

Enjoy future artist talks as a Crucible member.

Crucible members traditionally receive complimentary or discounted tickets for Artist Talks throughout the year. During this time of isolation, The Crucible is making all Virtual Artist Talks available to everyone in our community, so that regardless of a person’s financial situation, we can all gather in celebration of something we all love—the arts.

If you are able to help The Crucible stay afloat during our Covid-19 related closure, you can support us by becoming a member, purchasing a Crucible gift certificate, and making a donation.

See More of The Crucible’s Virtual Artist Talks

Visit the pages below to register for upcoming talks or watch the Virtual Artist Talks you may have missed.