Marc Macdonald has always been a fixer of the vehicles that keep us moving, from boats to cars to bikes. After retiring from the Coast Guard, Marc came to The Crucible to volunteer in our Bike Shop in 2014.
Sheri Jurnecka worked her way up at The Crucible, starting as a student, then volunteering for nine years before joining our Faculty last year. She is an expert corset maker, jewelry designer, and Jewelry and Enameling instructor. We sat down with Sheri to learn more about her time here and her unending passion for the possibilities of color.
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.
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.”
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.