On Thursday, July 28, eight high school students gathered on the main floor of The Crucible, buzzing with excitement and nerves. In just a few short hours their guests would arrive and the show would begin.
GIFTY, The Crucible’s annual Craft Show & Open House returns this December 2-3. Join us for two days of the best shopping in the Bay Area.
No corner of the imagination went unexplored during the first week of 2023 Crucible Youth Summer Camp. From friendly robots to glistening glass creatures, we were blown away by the creativity of our week-one campers.
Join us for an unforgettable evening full of delicious food, craft cocktails, fiery demonstrations, captivating performances, and a live auction featuring luxury experiences and stunning work by local artists.
As The Crucible continues to expand our relationships across Oakland and the Bay Area, we are thrilled to grow our Board of Directors in 2023. Please join us in welcoming B Byrne Astrella, Ken Cassidy, and Tasion Kwamilele to the team!
Crucible studio staff are constantly putting their maker skills to work for our facility—fixing machines, upgrading equipment, and helping prep for classes are regular daily tasks. Most of our studio staffers have a background in art or fabrication, but their day-to-day roles don’t always leave room for creative expression.
This summer, after two years of pandemic-altered programming, we welcomed ten new and returning high school students to The Crucible for our annual four-week Fuego Youth Leadership program.
In 2016, just before his freshman year of high school, Ben Lockwood-Johnston took his first Crucible class—Youth Blacksmithing Immersion. Over the next couple of years, he explored techniques in jewelry, glass blowing, welding, and beyond, but nothing captured his attention like swinging a hammer in the Smithy.
The Crucible’s Board of Directors is a talented and dedicated group that helps guide our mission. Over the past few years, as we’ve navigated the pandemic, our Board of Directors has been especially important, providing guidance on health and safety, programming, funding, and more.
We are thrilled to be hosting our annual GIFTY Craft Show & Open House this holiday season. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area.