Friday, February 15, 2013 • 6:30-9:30PM
$10 at the door
Free for Crucible Members

Join us for an evening of demonstrations on how materials such as clay, wood, stone, and steel inspire and inform the process of conception. How do fine and industrial artists conceive sculpture? How does conception move into the physicality of art? We will explore materiality and how it shapes an idea.

A gallery of remarkable artwork by students and faculty will be on display and live performances are scheduled throughout the night.

Are you a Crucible artist? Submit your art to the Fireside Lounge gallery.

>> Download Submission Form (doc)

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment that takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our varied art programs. It’s your chance to explore the creative passions of professional artists and the educational opportunities available while sipping libations in our unique atmosphere. 

Team Building Blacksmith Immersion Classes in Bay AreaEvent Highlights:

 Live industrial art demonstrations in featured areas:

• Ceramics
• Blacksmithing
• Jewelry
• Stone Working
• Woodworking
• Fire Performance
• Spectacular art show, Raw Material, highlighting work from renowned Crucible faculty
• Fiery stage performances from The Crucible Fire Performance Department Faculty
• Hosted Fire Spin Jam
• Tasty food, wine, and beer
• Exciting discounts on Crucible classes

Event Location & Directions

The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

>> Directions


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. There are also two paid parking lots. 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.

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.

Beer provided by Linden Street Brewery.

Fire Performance Classes