Classes & Pricing

Classes start every few weeks – call to inquire about openings.

 


Classes Schedule:

Monday
10am-1pm
7-10pm
 
Tuesday
Tuesday
10am-1pm
7-10pm
 
Wednesday
Wednesday
10am-1pm
7-10pm
 
Thursday
Thursday
10am-1pm
7-10pm
 
Saturday
Saturday
10am-1pm
1:30-4:30pm


 

Just-Try-It! 6-Week Package


Beginner 6-Week pottery class -- LATE SPRING dates below --

Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

For beginners ready to experience the thrills and spills of working on the potter's wheel -- this course introduces the basics of throwing, trimming, attachments, and glazing.  Students typically make 10-12 items -- all food-safe, non-toxic, microwave & dishwasher safe!

Course includes:

  • One 3-hour class per week
  • Use of studio tools and clay
  • Studio glazes and firing

No open studio hours included.  On the first day of class, or any time, students may upgrade for $59 and receive 1 bag of premium clay (25lbs), toolkit, and UNLIMITED open studio hours for the duration of the class!  

6-Week "Just Try It" Class Dates for SPRING 2018 :

  • Mondays*, 10am-1pm, May 7 to June 18 with Kedrick (9 seats available)
  • Tuesdays, 7-10pm, May 8 to June 12 with Joey (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Thursdays, 7-10pm, May 10 to June 14 with Jonathan (9 seats available)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, May 11 to June 15  with Khaled (12 seats available)
  • Saturdays*, 10am - 1pm, May 5 to June 16 with Stacy (9 seats available)
  • Saturdays*, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, May 5 to June 16 with Megan (6 seats available)
Following registration, contact the studio by phone or email to reserve a space in one of the above classes.  

* Denotes class is 6 sessions spread over 7 weeks; no classes are held Sat May 26 or Mon May 28 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Max class size is ~15. Each student gets their own wheel.  Makeups for missed classes are flexible and available on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  Makeups are the responsibility of the student, and must be completed within the 6-week class time frame.  There are no refunds once class begins.

 

UPGRADE PKG - Beginning Wheel Class $59


Unlimited Studio Time, 8-pc Toolkit, and 25lbs Premium Clay

Cost: 59
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

Practice makes perfect... For beginning pottery wheel students, our $49 upgrade is a great way to practice what you've learned, get a free toolkit, make more items, and enjoy the studio!

Upgrade a "Just Try It" wheel class and receive :

  • UNLIMITED OPEN STUDIO TIME for the 6-week duration of your class
  • Premium Clay (25lbs) - choose from a variety of light to dark stoneware clays
  • 8-piece pottery toolkit

Open studio hours are 7 days a week during our regular business hours (even when other classes are in session as long as wheels are available) -- Mon-Thur 9:30am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am to 6pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: May 5 to June 16


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

6-Week Saturday AM Wheel Class - May 5 to June 16 - 10am to 1pm

Beginners welcome!  Stacy Yem helps you get centered as you learn to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Saturday mornings from 10am - 1pm.  The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and use of studio tools, clay, glazes & firing. Higher Fire offers a variety of clays, 30 gorgeous food-safe glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns.  Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

Optionally, students may upgrade to UNLIMITED open studio time and receive 1 bag of premium clay (25lbs) and 8-piece toolkit for just $59.

Stacy's class runs May 5 to June 16 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.   No class is held Saturday May 26 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Megan: May 5 to June 16


Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

6-Week Saturday PM Wheel Class - MAY 5 to JUNE 16 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Beginners welcome!  Megan teaches a balanced, calm approach to getting you centered and making functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Saturday afternoons from 1:30-4:30pm. Course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and use of studio tools, clay, glazes & firing. Higher Fire offers a variety of clays, 30 gorgeous food-safe glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns.  Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

Optionally, students may upgrade to UNLIMITED open studio time and receive 1 bag of premium clay (25lbs) and 8-piece toolkit for just $59.

Megan's class runs May 5 to June 16 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No class is held Saturday May 26 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Kedrick: May 7 to June 18


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

6-Week Monday AM Pottery Wheel - May 7 to June 18 - 10am-1pm

Beginners welcome!  Kedrick offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Monday mornings from 10am-1pm.  The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and use of studio tools, clay, glazes & firing. Higher Fire offers a variety of clays, 30 gorgeous food-safe glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns.  Classroom includes 20 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

Optionally, students may upgrade to UNLIMITED open studio time and receive 1 bag of premium clay (25lbs) and 8-piece personal toolkit for just $59.

Kedrick's class runs May 7 to June 18 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  There is no class held on May 28 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

 

MON PM SHINO GLAZE/FIRE with Shawn: May 7 to June 18


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: FULL - call to waitlist
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

MON PM Wheel: Shino Glazing/Firing with Shawn - MAY 7 to JUN 18, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience or more...Join Shawn Felts for a 6-week workshop-style class and learn all about SHINO! Shino glazes are both Japanese and American in origin, have unique "flavors" and accept myriad methods for decoration & variation. Each week Shawn demonstrates a new wheel-thrown form and discusses ways to get cool & groovy results with shino glazes. Learn how to dip, pour, layer, force-dry, apply wax resist, sprinkle wood ash and MUCH more.  Enjoy Shawn's relaxed style for throwing and decorating while pushing your skills in handling larger amounts of clay, making bigger cylinders, and shaping.  

Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clays, 30 gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns. Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and unlimited practice time during open studio hours.  Clay and tools sold separately.  Locker rental available.

 

 

 

Tues PM Just Try It with Joey: May 8 to June 12


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: CLASS FULL - call to waitlist
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

6-Week Tuesday PM Pottery Wheel - May 8 to June 12,  7pm-10pm

Joey offers a fun and enthusiastic style in teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Tuesday evenings from 7pm-10pm.  The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and use of studio tools, clay, glazes & firing. Higher Fire offers a variety of clays, 30 gorgeous food-safe glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns.  Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

Optionally, students may upgrade to UNLIMITED open studio time and receive 1 bag of premium clay (25lbs) and 8-piece personal toolkit for just $59.

Joey's class runs May 8 to June 12 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

TUESDAY AM Sculpture with Julia Feld: May 8 to Jun 12


European Sculpture Techniques

Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

TUESDAY AM SCULPTURE with JULIA - May 8 to June 12, 10am-1pm

NEW!  Sculpt your favorite person, pet, or character (real or imaginary)!  Guest instructor, Julia Feld, presents a 6-week exploration of European sculpture techniques.  Participants will build solid sculptures, finishing all the details, then learn to cut, hollow out, and re-assemble.  We'll start with wall pieces (perhaps face or animal head, mask type piece) then move on to something of the student's choosing -- a full scale animal or human figure, or bust.  Overall size limited to 12" for beginners, or slightly larger scale for returning sculpture students.

Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clay bodies, 30 gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kiln. Classroom includes dedicated hand-building area, 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, texture library, and more. 

Cost:  $259.  Includes practice hours during open studio time;  clay sold separately. 



 

Wed PM Wheel Projects with Hsin: May 9 to June 13


Intermediate Wheel Project Class

Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

Wednesday PM Wheel Projects with Hsin - May 9 to June 13, 7pm - 10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience. or more...  Let's make thrown-n-altered functional pottery... from essential drinking vessels (tea bowls, mugs, etc.) to larger vases, jars, platters and teapots.  Projects to be jointly determined by students & the instructor on the first night of class.  Hsin presents 4-5 projects and how to glaze like a pro!  Glaze topics may include wax resist designs/overlay, two-tone glaze combinations, and strategies to showcase chattering & other textures. 

Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clays, 30 gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns. Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and unlimited practice time during open studio hours.  Clay and tools sold separately.  Locker rental available.

 

WED AM SHINO GLAZE/FIRE with Dan, Thomas: May 9 to June 13


Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

WED AM Wheel: Shino Glazing/Firing with Dan, Thomas - MAY 9 to JUN 13

For students with 3-6 months experience or more...Join Dan & Thomas for a 6-week workshop-style class and learn all about SHINO! Shino glazes are both Japanese and American in origin, have unique "flavors" and accept myriad methods for decoration & variation. Each week we'll demonstrate a new wheel-thrown form and discusses ways to get cool & groovy results with shino glazes. Learn how to dip, pour, layer, force-dry, apply wax resist, sprinkle wood ash and MUCH more.  Enjoy throwing, altering and decorating while pushing your skills in handling larger amounts of clay, making bigger cylinders, and shaping.  

Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clays, 30 gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns. Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and unlimited practice time during open studio hours.  Clay and tools sold separately.  Locker rental available.

 

 

 

Thurs PM Just Try It with Jonathan: May 10 to June 14


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

6-Week Thursday PM Pottery Wheel - May 10 to June 14 - 7-10pm

Jonathan provides an enthusiastic & fun approach to teaching you how to make pottery on the wheel, Thursday evenings from 7-10pm.  The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and use of studio tools, clay, glazes & firing. Higher Fire offers a variety of clays, 30 gorgeous food-safe glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns.  Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

Optionally, students may upgrade to UNLIMITED open studio time and receive 1 bag of premium clay (25lbs) and 8-piece personal toolkit for just $59.

Jonathan's class runs May 10 to June 14 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

THURS AM HAND-BUILDING SAMPLER: 6-Weeks: May 10 to June 14


Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

6-Week Hand-Building FLIGHT/SAMPLER - May 10 to June 14, 10am-1pm 

NEW!  This unique hand-building FLIGHT/SAMPLER class features 5 cool projects taught by Cindy Percival, Gina Hausmann, Cristina Chang, Jamie Meador, and Anita Bora... each week a new instructor & project, plus a 6th week of glazing!  Projects include orbs, purse/vase, little critters, platters, and more! Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed super-fun pieces.

Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clay bodies, 30 gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kiln. Classroom includes 20 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

6-Week class runs MAY 10 to JUNE 12. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

THUR HANDBUILDING w/ROBIN: 6-Weeks: May 10 to Jun 14, 6pm-9pm


Game On! A Hand-Building Experience

Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

Hand-Built Games & Accessories - MAY 10 to JUN 14, 6pm-9pm

NEW!  Upgrade your gaming with customized boards and accessories!  Techniques include box construction and embellishment, making your own designs from basic templates, and glazing tips to showcase your work.  Your game table will look amazing with your own score keeper, card holder, dice tower, cribbage board, and more!

Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed slabs!   We will use both soft- and hard-slab construction techniques and discuss successful glazing strategies.

Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clay bodies, 30 gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kiln. Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, two slab-rollers, extruder, and more.  6-Week class runs May 10 to June 14.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: May 11 to June 15


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

6-Week Friday PM Pottery Wheel - May 11 to June 15 - 7PM TO 10PM

Beginners welcome!  Khaled offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Friday evenings from 7-10pm.  The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and use of studio tools, clay, glazes & firing. Higher Fire offers a variety of clays, 30 gorgeous food-safe glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns.  Classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

Optionally, students may upgrade to UNLIMITED open studio time and receive 1 bag of premium clay (25lbs) and 8-piece personal toolkit for just $49.

Khaled's class runs May 11 to June 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.


 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 6-Week Class


Cost: 259
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

Give a super-CLASSY and creative gift!  Our $259 gift certificate may be redeemed for gallery purchases OR a 6-week JUST TRY IT pottery wheel class, sculpture class, or hand-building class at Higher Fire -- and it never expires. 

We include a full-color studio brochure, class schedule, and free 8-pc clay toolkit with every purchase of $259 gift certificate for a six-week class.

PURCHASE ONLINE, then contact the studio by phone (408.295.5765) or email so we can mail the certificate directly to you, or your intended recipient.

 

 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 2-2-2 Mini Pottery Workshop


Cost: 199
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

Great gift for two!  Our $199 gift certificate may be redeemed for gallery purchases OR a "Two People, Two Projects, Two Hours" mini pottery workshop at Higher Fire.

During the workshop, each participant makes 2 pieces on the wheel and up to 3 slab-built items in two hours.  All items made are food-safe, non-toxic, microwave and dishwasher safe, and meant to be used.  Pieces are ready within ~3 weeks of the workshop date.  All 2-2-2 workshops are scheduled by appointment.

Purchase online, then contact the studio by phone (408.295.5765) or email so we can mail the certificate directly to you, or your intended recipient.

 


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