- Hide menu
American Steel Studios is featured in Make Magazine Blog!
“I’ve never been to Burning Man (I know, I know), but on a recent visit to American Steel in West Oakland I felt like I got an insight into the event that few ever see.
American Steel was once the repair shop for ships working out of the Port of Oakland. The mammoth building’s 10-ton bridge cranes were used to hoist some very heavy objects. The facility was also used for large-scale pipe fabrication. But the ship repair and pipe fab eras ended long ago. American Steel sat empty for 30 years until artist Karen Cusolito rolled up the doors and moved in…..”