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
2pm-5pm


 

Just-Try-It! 6-Week Package


Beginner 6-Week pottery class -- SUMMER dates below --

Cost: 279
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 JULY-AUG:

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, July 8 to Aug 12 with Kevin (8 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Mondays, 7-10pm, July 8 to Aug 12 with Shawn (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Wednesdays, 7-10pm, July 10 to Aug 14 with Hsin (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Thursdays, 10am-1pm, July 11 to Aug 15  with Cristina (7 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Thursdays, 7-10pm, July 11 to Aug 15  with Thomas (CLASS FULL - Call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, July 13 to Aug 17  with Stacy (CLASS FULL - Call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 2pm-5pm, July 13 to Aug 17 with Natalie (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)

Following registration, contact the studio by phone or email to confirm your 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.  Make-ups 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 $59 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.

 

Monday Evening Just Try It with Shawn: July 8 to Aug 12


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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - July 8 to Aug 12 - 7-10pm

Shawn Felts brings an energetic and 'loose' approach to teaching you how to make pottery on the wheel, Monday 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.

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

 

Monday Morning Just Try It with Kevin: July 8 to Aug 12


Cost: 279
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 Wheel Class - JUL 8 to AUG 12 - 10am-1pm

Beginners welcome!  Kevin teaches a balanced, calm approach to getting you centered and making functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Monday mornings from 10am to 1pm. 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.

Kevin's class runs July 8 to Aug 12 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

TUES AM Jewelry-Making with Robin: July 9 to Aug 13, 10am -1pm


Beginners welcome!

Cost: 279
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 Jewelry Making Class, Tuesdays, July 9 to Aug 13, 10am - 1pm

Wear your ceramics!  This summer, Robin Dahlberg teaches how to make jewelry with porcelain clay...students create a plethora of pendants, earrings, and pins.

The basics of cord and chain are covered along with suggested "findings" such as bails, jump rings, and ear wires. Explore the relationship of pendant to cord/chain to make sure pieces hang well. 

Robin also offers tips and tricks for glazing on a small scale...!  

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 9 to Aug 13.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

TUES PM SCULPTURE SAMPLER: Jul 9 to Aug 13, 6pm-9pm


Cost: 279
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 SCULPTURE SAMPLER Class - JUL 9 to AUG 13, 6pm-9pm

NEW! Try your hand at sculpting with 3 awesome instructors: Fred Yokel, Kurt Salinas, and Rosi Delson.  With a different instructor & project every two weeks, students learn a variety of construction techniques and styles.  You'll explore birds, animals, and realism (trompe l'oeil). 

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 11 to August 15.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

TUES PM WHEEL Projects with Dan Dermer: July 9 to Aug 13


Cost: 279
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 Wheel Class - JUL 9 to AUG 13

Intermediate workshop-style class... Higher Fire owner Dan Dermer guides you through 5 projects as well glazing tips & tricks for functional pottery.  This summer, Dan demonstrates mugs with stamped textures & wavy rims, oval/folded bowl with handles, covered jars in various sizes/shapes, bud vases, and possibly teapots!  Can we do it all?  Students may also participate in a soda-firing in the final week of class.  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.

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

6-Week class runs July 9 to Aug 13. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days or by arrangement with the studio.

Cost $279  Clay and tools sold separately. 

 

WED AM WHEEL SAMPLER: Jul 10 to Aug 14, 10am-1pm


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 279
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 Wheel-Throwing SAMPLER Class - JUL 10 to AUG 14, 10am-1pm

Intermediate workshop-style class... you'll have a blast learning new forms, techniques, and styles!   Five instructors present five different wheel-thrown projects or techniques -- each week a new project or decorating skill is demonstrated!  Students explore dinnerware, a cruet set, decorative & functional forms, and carved surfaces. Successful glazing strategies are discussed on week #6.

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, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

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

6-Week class runs July 10 to August 14. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

Cost $279  Clay and tools sold separately. 

 

Wednesday Evening Just Try It with Hsin: July 10 to Aug 14


Beginner Pottery Wheel 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.

6-Week Wednesday PM Pottery Wheel - JUL 10 to AUG 14 - 7-10pm

Beginners welcome!  Hsin-Chuen Lin 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 July 10 to Aug 14 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  

 

Thursday Morning Just Try It with Cristina: Jul 11 to Aug 15


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 279
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 AM Pottery Wheel - JUL 11 to AUG 15 - 10am to 1pm 

Beginners welcome!  Cristina offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Thursday 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.

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

 

Thursday Evening Just Try It with Thomas: July 11 to Aug 15


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

Beginners welcome!  Thomas offers a fun, supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative 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.

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

 

THURS AM SCULPTURE SAMPLER: Jul 11 to Aug 15, 10am-1pm


Beginners Welcome!

Cost: 279
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 SCULPTURE SAMPLER Class - JUL 11 to AUG 15, 10am-1pm

NEW! Try your hand at sculpting with 3 awesome instructors: Fred Yokel, Kurt Salinas, and Rosi Delson.  With a different instructor & project every two weeks, students learn a variety of construction techniques and styles.  You'll explore birds, animals, and realism (trompe l'oeil). 

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 11 to August 15.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

FRI PM WHEEL SAMPLER: Jul 12 to Aug 16, 7pm-10pm


Cost: 279
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 Wheel-Throwing SAMPLER Class - JUL 12 to AUG 16, 7pm-10pm

Intermediate workshop-style class... you'll have a blast learning new forms, techniques, and styles!   Five instructors present five different wheel-thrown projects or techniques -- each week a new project or decorating skill is demonstrated!  Students explore dinnerware, a cruet set, decorative & functional forms, and carved surfaces. Successful glazing strategies are discussed on week #6.

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, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

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

6-Week class runs July 12 to August 16. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

Cost $279  Clay and tools sold separately. 

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Natalie: July 13 to Aug 17


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.

6-Week Saturday PM Wheel Class - JUL 13 to AUG 17 - 2pm-5pm

Beginners welcome!  Natalie teaches a balanced, calm approach to getting you centered and making functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm. 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.

Natalie's class runs July 13 to Aug 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: July 13 to Aug 17


Beginner Pottery Wheel 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.

6-Week Saturday Morning Pottery Wheel - JUL 13 to AUG 17 - 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 13 to Aug 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 6-Week Class


Cost: 279
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 $279 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 $279 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.

 


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