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 -- FALL dates --

Cost: 299
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

6-Week "Just Try It" Classes for SEPT-OCT

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Sept 14 to Oct 19 with Sheila (8 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Sept 8 to Oct 13 with Kevin (9 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Thursdays, 7pm-10pm, Sept 10 to Oct 15 with Jake (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, July Sept 11 to Oct 16 with Khaled (6 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Sept 12 to Oct 17 with Stacy (8 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 2pm - 5pm, Sept 12 to Oct 17 with Anthony (9 seats available - ENROLL) 
  • Socially-distanced seating for 10 max. Each student gets their own wheel and toolkit.  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. 

     

    Tuesday Evening Just Try It with Kevin: SEP 8 to OCT 13


    Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

    Cost: 299
    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 - SEP 8 to OCT 13,  7pm-10pm

    Beginners welcome!  Kevin offers a fun, supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Tuesday 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.  Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

    Kevin's class runs Sep 8 to Oct 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

     

    TUES AM Surface Decor & Porcelain: Sep 8 to Oct 13


    Surface Decoration Sampler

    Cost: 299
    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.

    TUES AM Surface Décor & Porcelain - SEP 8 to OCT 13 - 10am to 1pm

    NEW! For hand-builders with 3-6 months experience… take your work in a new direction with techniques from three different instructors — Cristina Chang, Tanya Larina, and Janet Wolf — all working in porcelain!  From carving and image transfer to sgrafitto, glaze inlay, colored/marbled porcelain… this class shows a variety of surface decor ideas for students to incorporate into their own works.  Students explore new projects, construction techniques, and decorative embellishment. Glazing strategies & support are offered on week #6 

    Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clay bodies, gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kiln. Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes dedicated hand-building area, electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, texture library, and more. Includes practice hours during open studio time (by appointment); clay sold separately. 

     

    WED AM WHEEL Projects with Dan Dermer: Sep 9 to Oct 14


    Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

    Cost: 299
    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 AM Wheel Class - SEP 9 to OCT 14

    Intermediate workshop-style class... Higher Fire owner Dan Dermer guides you through 5 projects as well glazing tips & tricks for functional pottery.  This fall, Dan demonstrates several thrown-n-altered forms (mugs & tumblers, casserole, vase/pitcher, lidded vessels and more).  We also investigate spray glazing for layered & "atmospheric" effects with several new studio glazes..!  Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clay bodies, gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey Gas Kiln. Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

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

    6-Week class runs Sept 9 to Oct 14. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days or by arrangement with the studio.  Clay sold separately. 

     

    Thursday PM Just Try It with Jake: SEP 10 to OCT 15


    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 Thursday PM Pottery Wheel - SEP 10 to OCT 15 - 7-10pm

    Beginners welcome!  Jake offers a relaxed and easy-going 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.  Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

    Jake's class runs Sep 10 to Oct 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

     

    THURS AM HAND-BUILDING SAMPLER: Sep 10 to Oct 15, 10am-1pm


    Beginners Welcome!

    Cost: 299
    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 SAMPLER - JUL 10 to AUG 14, 10am-1pm

    Back by popular demand! This fall, have a blast making new hand-built pottery projects...  Three Higher Fire instructors present 4-5 projects -- each week a new project, construction, or decorating skill is demonstrated!  Students explore functional & decorative items perfect for fall entertaining or gifts. Successful glazing strategies are discussed on week #6.  Instructors include Denise Soultanian, Gina Hausmann and Jeannine Meidinger.

    Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clay bodies, gorgeous reduction glazes, and consistent firings in our Bailey Gas Kilns. Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

    The course includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and practice time (by appointment) during open studio hours.

    6-Week class runs Sept 10 to Oct 15. Clay sold separately. 

     

    Friday Evening Just Try It with Khaled: SEP 11 to OCT 17


    Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

    Cost: 299
    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 - SEP 11 to OCT 17 - 7PM-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.  Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

    Khaled's class runs Sept 11 to Oct 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

     

    Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: SEP 12 to OCT 17


    Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

    Cost: 299
    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 Pottery Wheel - SEP 12 to OCT 17 - 10am to 1pm

    Beginners welcome!  Stacy 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.  Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

    Stacy's class runs Sep 12 to Oct 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

     

    Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Anthony: SEP 12 to OCT 17


    Beginner 6-Week Pottery Wheel Class

    Cost: 299
    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 - SEP 12 to OCT 17 - 2pm to 5pm

    Beginners welcome!  Anthony offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Saturday afternoons from 2pm-5pm.  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.  Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

    Anthony's class runs Sep 12 to Oct 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

     

    Monday Morning Just Try It with Sheila: SEP 14 to OCT 19


    Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

    Cost: 299
    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 Morning Pottery Wheel - SEP 14 to OCT 19 - 10am-1pm

    Beginners welcome!  Sheila 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.  Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

    Sheila's class runs Sep 14 to Oct 19 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

     

    Mon PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Shawn: Sep 14 to Oct 19


    Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

    Cost: 299
    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 - SEP 14 to OCT 19, 7-10pm

    Take your work to the next level!  For students with 3-6 months experience, Shawn's intermediate wheel class will focus on making your best functional ware!  Let's explore cooking & serving pieces for fall entertaining,  elegant sets, using slip for continuity & surface design, and glazing techniques.  Projects may include casseroles, teapots, mugs, pitcher & tumbler sets 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 (by appointment) a variety of clays, 30 gorgeous food-safe glazes, and consistent firings in our 40 cu ft Bailey gas kilns.  Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more. 

    Shawn's class runs SEP 14 to OCT 19 and includes open studio time (by appointment) -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay sold separately. 

     

    MON PM: GETTING A HEAD - Sep 14 to Oct 19, 2pm-5pm


    Beginning Sculpture

    Cost: 299
    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 MON AFTERNOON SCULPTURE CLASS with Jake - SEP 14 to OCT 19, 2pm-5pm

    In Jake's class, students work for 6 weeks on a ceramic portrait or self-portrait. The process begins by finding reference material. The pieces themselves will be constructed from solid clay and hollowed before firing. Considerable time will be given to discussion, demonstration, and construction of the details of the piece -- facial features, proportions, approaches to hair. Towards the end of the session components such as hands or small ceramic pedestal can be added, and glazing suggestions will be given.

    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. Socially-distanced seating for 10 students max; classroom includes electric wheels, two slab-rollers, extruder, and more.  6-Week class runs Sep 14 to Oct 19.  Includes open studio time (by appointment) & use of wheels if experienced; clay sold separately.

     

    GIFT CERTIFICATE for 6-Week Class


    Cost: 299
    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 $299 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 $299 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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