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The Crucible’s Fall Open House & Fire Shows | Oakland

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Saturday, September 7, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks. RSVP on Facebook.

The Crucible | 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA


Join for a day of creativity, awe-inspiring demonstrations, and tons of free activities for you and your friends and family. At the upcoming Fall Open House.

The Crucible’s Fall Open House
Saturday, September 7, 2019 | Noon–5 pm
The Crucible, 1260 7th St. Oakland
FREE, but bring money for food and drinks (RSVP on Facebook)

The faculty will be on hand demonstrating techniques in blacksmithing, woodworking, and glass flameworking—just to name a few. You can also get hands-on with free events in clay, leather, welding, and stone carving. Plus, there willl have live performances throughout the day, multiple galleries to explore, food trucks, and even a kids bike raffle.

2019 Activities:

  • Three Art Galleries
  • Demonstrations
  • Discounted Classes – Sign up for a class and get $25 off
  • Food, Drinks, and Coffee
  • Local Vendors
  • Hands-On Activities – Copper Stamping, Henna, Wet Welding, Stone Carving and more
  • Win A Bike

2019 Schedule

  • 12:30 pm: What Is Wet Welding? Location: MIG Welding
  • 12:45 pm: Foundry Pour in Bronze Location: Foundry Department
  • 1:00 pm: Executive Director Susan Mernit Says Hi Location: Main Stage
  • 1:15 pm: Fire Performance Location: Main Stage
  • 1:30 pm: Blacksmithing demo Location: Blacksmithing
  • 1:45 pm: Enameling With A Torch Location: Jewelry & Enameling
  • 2:00 pm: Capturing Hearts With Glass Beads Location: Glass Flameworking
  • 2:15 pm: Prescott Circus Theatre Location: Main Stage
  • 2:30 pm: Blowing Venetian-Style Goblets Location: Glass Blowing
  • 3:00 pm: How to Make a Silicone Mold Location: Moldmaking
  • 3:15 pm: Fire Performance Location: Main Stage
  • 3:30 pm: Decorative Sandblasting and Engraving Location: Glass Casting & Coldworking
  • 3:45 pm: Making Multiples with Slipcasting Location: Ceramics
  • 4:15 pm: Bronze Foundry Pour Location: Main Stage

There will be local vendors selling their wares and art, including ceramic pieces, jewelry, glass, sculptures, and much more. This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome. Parents of small children will need to pay special attention, as the studio space does have some rough edges.


Free / RSVP


Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks. RSVP on Facebook.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Fun & Games, Kids & Families
Address: 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA

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