Rosa Dorantes

Ceramics Department Co-Head
Department(s): Ceramics


For the past twenty years, Rosa Dorantes has been dedicated to sharing her knowledge of ceramics. Rosa has transformed our Ceramics Department into a sanctuary that keeps students coming back. Rosa’s mother immigrated from Nicaragua and her father from Mexico—but Oakland is home for Rosa and her family. “I was born in Oakland, and Oakland is where I first fell in love with ceramics when I was 14,” Rosa told us. “For me, coming to The Crucible is my journey really coming full circle. Now, I get to share my passion for ceramics with my community, while being immersed in the greater arts community at The Crucible.”