Spooky Season Has Arrived At The Crucible

By Cathy Niland | 9.30.2020

Somehow, it’s already October, and that means it is officially spooky season at The Crucible. But how do we celebrate the holiday while practicing social distancing? Art of course! Ghouls, goblins, and ghosts are a regular source of inspiration for our community of makers, so we wanted to share some of their haunting works. From maniacal monsters to stunning steel skulls, creativity has never been so creepy.

While this year’s Halloween festivities are sure to be different for most, you can still get in touch with your dark side in Metal Clay Skulls, running this October 24 or 25. And relive all the fun of our Tricks and Treats event from last year by scrolling through our event gallery below.

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This year for Halloween, we’re hosting a special Bike Fix-A-Thon event. On October 31, not only will our West Oakland community members be able to drop their bikes off for maintenance, but everyone is welcome to stop by in costume for photos with our ERV (Emergency Response Vehicle), candy, and 25% off our refurbished bikes for sale. It might not be the Halloween we imagined eight months ago, but it’s going to be a good one!

Relive the magic of our Tricks and Treats event!

Check out all the fun we had last Halloween with West Oakland neighbors and friends.

Here are a few of our favorite spooky season projects!

Crucible community members young and old bring Halloween haunts and happiness to the studio.

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It takes skill to make skulls

We love these silver pendants! Make your own in Metal Clay Skulls this October.

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Somebody is watching you

In Kandi Cuffs and Perlers, one of our youth campers created this mask featuring two eerie eyes.

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A miniature monster

Out from under the bed and into the studio. This monster came to life in Youth Glass Flameworking: Beads, Bugs & Monsters.

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We’ve got a bone to pick

This is a popular project in our youth and adult MIG Welding classes—a steel skull feature a full set of teeth.

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Look out!

This ooky-spooky mechanical sculpture from Kinetics & Electronics was haunting the studio last fall.

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A friendly beast

This aluminum sculpture, titled Orange Beast is one of the many creature creations by Crucible volunteer Karl X Hauser.

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Too cute to be spooky!

Behold! The teeniest-tiniest little pumpkin made by one of our Youth Glass Flameworking students!

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Serving spine-chilling drinks

Holiday haunts were all the inspiration needed for this seasonal sand-blasted glass project.

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Trick or treat

Two youth campers skipped over the summer season jumped right to Halloween with their skeleton masks.

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