If you have come taken a tour at The Crucible lately, you have met Peter Moore. One of our enthusiastic volunteers and a great tour guide, Peter helps Crucible visitors learn more about this area, it’s place in Oakland’s history, and start to figure out which Crucible Department is calling to them.
When Karl Hauser first walked into The Crucible in 2013, he was immediately reminded of his years in art school, where he was surrounded by highly skilled people experimenting and testing the limits of their art.
Byrd Pappas was living in New Mexico, when on a whim, they decided to move and get involved with The Crucible and the Bay's queer metalworking community.
In her second Glass Flameworking class at The Crucible, Susan Berger’s instructor told her to forget about being a perfectionist and try to “embrace the wonk.”
Denise Snaer-Gauder's daughter convinced her to take Iron Casting, and once she looked down into the fire of the cupola, she knew. She was addicted.
Alexander Zwissler, our new Interim Executive Director, is an accomplished man. But he's no poet. Learn more in his I Am The Crucible interview!
Katia Navidad Rallon, our Youth Program Assistant and prior Pre-Apprentice, shares how The Crucible helped her decide what she wanted to do with her life.
Carmen Gambino was planning a big move, and he discusses what made him stay, his work, his inspiration, and what he saw at The Crucible that he will never forget.
Howard Hirano, volunteer in the Bike Shop for the last four years, discusses his time at The Crucible and how tinkering can help solve our biggest problems.
Kristy Higares, our current Director of Administration & Strategic Initiatives, says The Crucible keeps her inspired even after eleven years.