Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 10am–2pm
The Crucible is taking our studios on the road to East Oakland for AB&I Foundry’s Open House on August 17, 10am–2pm. We will have fire poofers activated, demonstrations in blacksmithing and foundry, as well as opportunities for you to get hands-on—absolutely free! Stamp and dye your own leather bracelet or choker, then head over to the jewelry tent to stamp a copper pendant of your own design.
Residing in Oakland for over 100 years, AB&I Foundry is the largest manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe and fittings in the Western United States. After making with The Crucible, you can tour their facility and see what 4,000 pounds of molten iron looks like coming out of an industrial furnace! It looks cool, we promise.
And don’t forget to grab your complimentary small cast iron pot—cast right there in Oakland—then check out the Oakland Zoo’s mobile zoo!
This event is free and open to the general public. All are welcome! However, parents of small children will need to pay special attention, as our studio space does have some rough edges.