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 -- SUMMER 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 SUMMER 2018 :

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, July 9 to Aug 13 with Dan (6 seats - ENROLL)
  • Mondays, 7-10pm, July 9 to Aug 13 with Thomas (8 seats - ENROLL)
  • Wednesdays, 7-10pm, July 11 to Aug 15 with Hsin (5 seats - ENROLL)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, July 13 to Aug 17  with Khaled (10 seats - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, July 7 to Aug 11 with Stacy (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, July 7 to Aug 11 with Chad (5 seats - ENROLL)
Following registration, contact the studio by phone or email to reserve a space in one of the above classes.  

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 PM Just Try It with Chad: July 7 to Aug 11


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 Afternoon Pottery Wheel - JUL 7 to AUG 11 - 1:30-4:30pm 

Beginners welcome!  Chad offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Saturday afternoons from 1:30-4:30pm.  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.

Chad's class runs July 7 to Aug 11 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

Saturday AM Just Try It with Stacy: July 7 to Aug 11


Beginner 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 Saturday Morning Pottery Wheel - July 7 to Aug 11 - 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 July 7 to Aug 11 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.   

 

SUNDAY Alternative Firings with Anthony: July 8 to Aug 12


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 279
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Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

Sunday Saggar & Raku Firing with Anthony - JUL 8 to AUG 12, 10am - 1pm

Students with 3-6 months experience are invited to join Anthony Rollins for a class on alternative firings.  Participants fire their pieces in aluminum foil and paper bag saggars. Explore colors achievable with ferric chloride, sugar, sawdust, copper, steel wool, and epsom salts.  Other firings options may include traditional or horse-hair raku.

Learn to burnish, make a clay saggar, and do a horse-hair raku firing.  Anthony also demonstrates several wheel-thrown forms (vases, jars, platters, mugs & more) -- learn shaping, finishing, and glazing skills for cone 10 too.  Each week, a new technique! 

Weeks 1-2  Throwing, trimming, burnishing; make a clay saggar.

Weeks 3-4  Decorate pots with ferric chloride, sugar, copper wire, copper carbonate, steel wool -- and first two firings (aluminum foil and paper bag saggars).  Finish with commercial wax sealers.

Weeks 5-6  Get pit-fired results using saggars; try a horse-hair raku firing.

Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clays, 35 gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kilns. Classroom includes 25 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

Includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and unlimited practice time during open studio hours.  Clay sold separately. 

 

Monday PM Just Try It with Thomas: July 9 to Aug 13


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 PM Pottery Wheel - JUL 9 to AUG 13,  7pm-10pm 

Beginners welcome!  Thomas offers a fun, supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Monday 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.

Thomas' class runs July 9 to Aug 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Dan: July 9 to Aug 13


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 Wednesday PM Pottery Wheel - JUL 11 to AUG 15 - 7-10pm

Beginners welcome!  Dan offers a relaxed and thorough approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Monday mornings from 10am-1pm.  The class includes one scheduled 3-hour lesson each week and use of studio tools, clay, glazes & 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.

Dan's class runs Jul 9 to Aug 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  

 

TUES PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Joey: July 10 to Aug 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 Pottery Wheel Projects Class - JUL 10 to AUG 14, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience: Joey's intermediate wheel class will focus on making tea-ware and coffee-ware.  Projects will include teapots, teacups & teabowls, coffee pots, pour-over filters, mugs and much more!  Students should bring other project ideas & pictures for inspiration to the first night of class.  Enjoy one scheduled 3-hour class per week unlimited open studio time, 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. 

Joey's class runs July 10 to Aug 14 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

TUES AM Sculpture with Linda Mau: JUL 10 to AUG 14


Intermediate to Advanced Hand-Building Techniques

Cost: 259
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Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

Clay with Steel & Wire Sculpture - JUL 10 to AUG 14

Join Linda Mau for an intermediate level hand-building adventure. We we will explore combining clay with steel wire and nails to make unique sculptures.  The technique incorporates low-fired techniques such as colored terra sigilatta, low-fire glaze, raku, sawdust or pit firing.  Of course, there will also be mentoring on other projects that the students choose.  Each week Linda introduces new techniques and leaves their creative use and adaptation to the student. There will also be instruction in various ways to fire & finish pieces.

Join the fun -- something for everyone!  Linda infuses all her classes with tons of "Tricks of the Trade".... problem-solving is her forte.

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 unlimited practice hours during open studio time; clay & tools sold separately.  

 

Wed PM Just Try It with Hsin-Chuen Lin: Jul 11 to Aug 15


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 Wednesday PM Pottery Wheel - JUL 11 to AUG 15 - 7-10pm

Beginners welcome!  Hsin offers a relaxed and thorough approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm.  The class includes one scheduled 3-hour lesson each week and use of studio tools, clay, glazes & 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.

Hsin's class runs Jul 11 to Aug 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  

 

Wed AM Wheel Projects with Kedrick: Jul 11 to Aug 15


Intermediate Wheel Projects 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 AM Wheel Projects with Kedrick - JUL 11 to AUG 15, 10am-1pm

For students with 3-6 months experience or more... You will learn a myriad of surface decoration techniques that look great on thrown forms or hand-built pieces.  Specifically, we explore layering colored slips, creating imagery with stencils, refining sgraffito, and more!  While the focus of this class will be on surface, we’ll make sets of cups with caddies, modern decorative platters, bowls, and more!

Kedrick is sharing many new techniques he picked up while attending a workshop with Kip O'Krongly at Penland last year -- cool stuff! 

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 INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Jonathan: July 12 to Aug 16


Intermediate Wheel Projects 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 Pottery Wheel Projects Class - July 12 to Aug 16, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience: Jonathan’s intermediate wheel class will focus on making better functional pottery, perfect for summer entertaining -- new projects may include oval casserole, brie baker, lasagna pan and more...  Students should bring other project ideas & pictures for inspiration to the first night of class.  Enjoy one scheduled 3-hour class per week unlimited open studio time, 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. 

Jonathan's class runs July 12 to Aug 16 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

THUR PM HAND-BUILDING: 6-Weeks: Jul 12 to Aug 16, 6pm-9pm


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 - Jul 12 to Aug 16, 6pm-9pm 

Back by popular demand! This unique hand-building FLIGHT/SAMPLER class features 5 cool projects taught by various Hi-Fi members & instructors... each week a new instructor & project, plus a 6th week of glazing!  Projects have included 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 JUL 12 to AUG 16. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

THURS HAND-BUILD with Jamie & Robin: July 12 to Aug 16, 10am-1pm


Slab-Built Dinnerware & Tableware - Beginners Welcome

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 with Jamie & Robin - JUL 12 to AUG 16, 10am-1pm

NEW!  Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed slabs!   Join Robin Dahlberg & Jamie Meador and enjoy a variety of hand-building class projects:  place settings, crudite platter, butter dish, oil/vinegar cruet & caddy, bowls and more -- each week a new project!  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 July 12 to Aug 16.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: July 13 to Aug 17


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 - JUL 13 to AUG 17 - 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 $59.

Khaled's class runs July 13 to Aug 17 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
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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
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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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