Saturday, Nov 10 and Sunday November 11 – 10am to 6pm
Saturday, Nov 10 – 6-9pm

This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in the United States, and The Crucible is part of a national movement to celebrate this anniversary. The program follows the tradition of the California Glass Exchanges. San Jose State University glass instructor Dr. Fritz and his student George Jercich started the Glass Exchange with the goal of gathering the California glass community together to share skills and techniques.

  • PROGRAM: Saturday, Nov 10 and Sunday November 11 – 10am to 6pm
  • KEYNOTES: Suellen Fowler, Marvin Lipofsky, Richard Marquis, Susan Stimsmuehlen-Amend
  • Demonstrations in the Crucible’s six glass studios: blowing, cold working, fusing, casting, neon and flame working areas.
  • Panels and lectures featuring California glass artists who began working in each decade.
  • Two-day Pop up exhibition of California glass artists 10-5 pm.
  • Reception and Awards ceremony honoring contributions to the California glass community is scheduled for 6-9 pm Saturday Nov. 10,. honoring collectors, including Dorothy Saxe and artists who have contributed to our movement.
  • Add your information to the “Living Glass Timeline” that will be created during the two-day event.
  • We welcome glass artists of all decades who have worked in California to download and complete a Registration Form for inclusion on our Directory of California Glass Artists. See our website below.

Ticket Information

  • General Admission $15 per day
  • Crucible Members and Students $10 per day
  • To purchase tickets and reserve your spot, visit

The Oakland Museum and California College of the Arts are also sponsoring exhibitions and events to celebrate this anniversary and California glass artists. Keep an eye on our website as we’ll be adding additional links and resources in the coming weeks to help you highlight other events celebrating the American Studio Glass movement.