3-Hour Taster: Glass Flameworking


3-Hour Taster: Glass Flameworking

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Age Group: Ages 16+

Class Code: Please make a selection above1GLF02B24-B2GLF02E24-D2GLF02F24-E2GLF02E24-F2GLF02F24-G1GLF02B24-A2GLF02B24-C3GLF02B24-A3GLF02B24-B3GLF02E24-C3GLF02E24-D

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Glass Flameworking

Price: $200.00

Member Price: $190.00

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Description

3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore a new art form without the deeper commitment of a full course. After a basic introduction to melting and shaping borosilicate glass with an oxy-propane torch, create small glass miniatures such as mushrooms or hearts to take home. Take a Taster and meet new friends or give the gift of creativity to someone special. Can't wait for class? Learn more about how to flamework glass in our guides.

All students must review and adhere to all Crucible Health and Safety Policies.

At this time, individuals are not required to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask inside our facility. We strongly encourage staff, faculty, students, and visitors to wear masks and stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations in order to keep our community safe.

For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
A student may be eligible for a refund less a non-refundable registration fee. Refunds are based on the type of class and the date of request. All registrations are subject to applicable fees regardless of the payment method or purchaser.

Students wishing to transfer must first withdraw from their registered class, adhering to the Crucible withdrawal policy. Any refund or credit due after withdrawal can be applied to enrollment in a different class.

Refunds for classes regularly priced at $200 or less:

  • Withdrawals made 14 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $50 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-13 days before the first class date: Full refund less $50 registration fee plus $25 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Refunds for adult classes regularly priced over $200 and youth classes outside of youth weeklong camps:

  • Withdrawals made 14 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-13 days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee plus $25 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Refunds for Youth Spring and Summer Weeklong Camps:

  • Withdrawals made 30 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-29 days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee plus $50 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Read our full withdrawal and transfer policy here.

If you wish to withdraw from a class or have questions about the class registration process, please email registrar@thecrucible.org.

At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Heather Katz

Beauty comes in many forms. The roundness of a marble, a phrase of music, subtle colors, and an elegance in process are some of the things that fuel me.

Fascinated by shiny objects since childhood, Heather is an Oakland-based glass flameworker who is also a classically-trained violinist.

Laurel Wong

Laurel Wong

Rikki Smeltzer

I am an 80’s child, raised in Lawton, Oklahoma with many cultures due to the presents of the military base Fort Sill.  I was deeply involved in my Native American Culture, as they were a majority of the people in my community.   My education includes Culinary Arts, Cartography, Metals and Jewelry Design, Ceramics, and Bookbinding.  I live here in West Oakland where I work on the house with my husband, I also do the yard work.   

I want to make the items for today’s ritual. It has always been a part of man to replace what was lost, this has become dominate in current civilization, known as disposable items, making situations and routines mundane. I look to bring back the appreciation of the items in our lives and how they aid us. In making items that are cherished by the individual and not tossed away or passed on. Its’ journey was made with the owner and will stay with the owner through death.

Heather Katz

Beauty comes in many forms. The roundness of a marble, a phrase of music, subtle colors, and an elegance in process are some of the things that fuel me.

Fascinated by shiny objects since childhood, Heather is an Oakland-based glass flameworker who is also a classically-trained violinist.

Tansy Brooks

Tansy Brooks migrated to San Francisco some years ago to attend San Francisco Art Institute, and has spent the ensuing years trying to put her BFA in Sculpture to good use. She took a bit of a detour through the software industry, doing UI and Graphic Design, but the Crucible attracted her back to sculptural art and she joined the Glass Flameworking department in 2005. She also enjoys working in metal, leather, fiber, and assorted other materials, creating sculptures as well as costume and performance pieces for bellydance, snake and fire dancing.

Tansy Brooks

Tansy Brooks migrated to San Francisco some years ago to attend San Francisco Art Institute, and has spent the ensuing years trying to put her BFA in Sculpture to good use. She took a bit of a detour through the software industry, doing UI and Graphic Design, but the Crucible attracted her back to sculptural art and she joined the Glass Flameworking department in 2005. She also enjoys working in metal, leather, fiber, and assorted other materials, creating sculptures as well as costume and performance pieces for bellydance, snake and fire dancing.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   

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