by Kristin Arzt

Pet owners have different ways of showing their love for their pets. Whether you leash train your cat so it can accompany you everywhere, or only get to see your dog when you get home from work, the love between a pet and its owner is unconditional.  

While we are working in the studios, we think about what inspires us to create. It has been a common theme to make objects inspired by and for our pets at The Crucible. Whether it is a collar made in Leather Working I or a ceramic water bowl made in Ceramics I, the possibilities of what you can make your pets in class are endless. And as a community of makers, it is a given that those of us who are animals lovers would make their pets’ swag rather than buy it in a store. 

This Friday marks the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day, and this entire week is Take Your Pet to Work Week! This holiday was created by Pet Sitters International as a way to encourage pet adoption and to celebrate the joy pets bring to the lives of their owners. 

Here are a few of our favorite pet projects from our studios:

Pet Projects

Rugs in her collar made in Leather Working I

Pet Projects

Collar for Rugs made in Leather Working I

Pet Projects

Ceramic dog bowl made for Joe in Ceramics I

Pet Projects

Cats Tuna and Taquito, born at The Crucible, pose on their perch made from wood and metal

Pet Projects

Dog tag made in Jewelry and Metals I

Pet Projects

Joe in his crate made from scrap wood in our Woodshop

Pet Projects

Gary and his glass blown dog bowl

Pet Projects

Frick and Frack climb the tree to play with glass ornaments made in our Hot Shop

Pet Projects

Woodturned dog bowls

Don’t have a pet? Don’t worry! You can make your own in class.

Student Sandra’s dog portrait made in Glass Fusing & Slumping I

Student Annelise’s cat “Gizmo” made in Youth Extreme Gizmos

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