The Crucible Report to GLANC: Youth Summer Camp Scholarships 2016

The Crucible is an Oakland based nonprofit industrial art school that serves more than 10,000 people annually through workshops for adults and youth, community programs and demonstrations, and special fire-themed theatrical events.

During the summer of 2016, The Crucible’s six weeks of Youth Industrial Arts Summer Camp welcomed more than 950 students in areas ranging from Welding to Glass Flameworking. Each week, students took on classes such as Radical Robots, Extreme Gizmos and of course Glass Blowing. Each Friday, at the conclusion of camp, students, parents, teachers and friends gathered together to enjoy a casual gallery display of the work created over the course of the week.

Celeste Furuya


Three students had the opportunity to participate in Crucible Glass Blowing camps thanks to a grant from Glass Alliance of Northern California.  These fortunate young artists were Celeste Furuya, Jack Cheramie, and Marianna Romero. Celeste was a returning student from El Cerrito, having taken more than 12 classes over the years, mostly in flame working. She is starting her freshman year of college this year and will be retuning to The Crucible in 2017 to assist with summer youth camps. Jack came to The Crucible after participating in the “Gear Girls” welding program while at Fremont High School. This was Jack’s first experience working with glass. Marianna was a first time Crucible student this summer and enjoyed her class so much that she took it again the following week after receiving a scholarship. She has also expressed interest in applying for The Crucible’s Fuego teen leadership program in 2017.

Jack Cheramie


The Crucible’s Youth Industrial Arts Programs provide workshops for individual students as well as partnerships with schools and community organizations. The Crucible’s most advanced and engaged young artists have the opportunity to participate in the Fuego teen leadership program as well as an expanding pre-apprenticeship program that provides advanced skills training, mentorship and pathways toward careers in industry and the arts. The Crucible relies on contributions from individuals and organizations like GLANC to provide young artists with more than $100,000 in scholarships each year. For more information, visit www.thecrucible.org.


Mrianna Romero