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: 239
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 $49 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 2017 :

  • Monday mornings, 10am-1pm, July 10 to Aug 14 with Thomas (9 seats available)
  • Monday nights, 7-10pm, July 10 to Aug 14 with Joey (8 seats available)
  • Wednesday nights, 7-10pm, July 5 to Aug 9 with Hsin (3 seats available)
  • Friday nights, 7-10pm, July 7 to Aug 11 with Khaled (8 seats available)
  • Saturday mornings, 10am - 1pm, July 8 to Aug 12 with Stacy (7 seats available)
  • Saturday afternoons, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, July 8 to Aug 12 with Megan (7 seats available)
Following registration, contact the studio by phone or email to reserve a space in one of the above classes.

Max class size is ~15 depending on day/time. 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 $49


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

Cost: 49
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.

 

WED AM HAND-BUILDING with Jeannine: July 5 to Aug 9


Hand-Building Class - Beginners Welcome

Cost: 239
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 GARDEN POTTERY Hand-Building Class - July 5 to Aug 9, 10am-1pm

NEW! Higher Fire welcomes Jeannine Meidinger for a special 6-week garden-themed hand-building class.  Get inspired with new projects each week -- garden shrines, colorful orbs, plant-markers, tea light holders, sunflowers, star flowers, totems & much more.  Can we do it all?  Students will decide on 4-5 projects plus learn glazing & finishing skills.

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 July 5 to Aug 9. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Wed PM Just Try It with Hsin-Chuen Lin: July 5 to Aug 9


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 239
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 - July 5 to Aug 9 - 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 $49.

Hsin's class runs July 5 to Aug 9 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Thurs AM Wheel Projects with Kedrick: July 6 to Aug 10


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 239
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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.

Thursday AM Wheel Projects with Kedrick - JUL 6 to AUG 10, 10am - 1pm

For students with 3-6 months experience or more... Let's make cool, thrown-n-decorated pots! Kedrick teaches 4-5 projects, pulled handles, and the basics of slip & under-glaze decoration.  Projects may include mugs, tumblers, honey pot with lid, thrown & altered vase, large serving bowl & more.

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 Wheel Projects with Valerie - July 6 to Aug 10


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 239
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 Wheel Class - July 6  to Aug 10

Intermediate level wheel projects class... Valerie Lauterbach, an esteemed Hi-Fi member, presents a 6-week wheel project class with emphasis on wheel-thrown surface decoration techniques including faceting, stamping, stretching, and handling larger amounts of clay!  6 consecutive weeks, Thursday evenings from 7pm-10pm.  Higher Fire offers a variety of cone 10 clay bodies, 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.   Locker rental available.

6-Week class runs July 6 to Aug 10. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days by arrangement.

Cost $239  Clay and tools sold separately. 

 

THURS HAND-BUILD with ROBIN: 6-Weeks: July 6 to Aug 10, 6pm-9pm


Hand-Building Class - Beginners Welcome

Cost: 239
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 Robin - JUL 6 to AUG 10, 6pm-9pm

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 and enjoy a variety of hand-building class projects:  vases, butter dishes, mugs, trays, bowls and more -- each week a new direction!  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 5 to Aug 9.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: July 7 to Aug 11


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 239
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 - July 7 to Aug 11 - 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 July 7 to Aug 11 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.


 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: July 8 to Aug 12


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 239
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 - July 8 to Aug 12 - 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 $49.

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

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Megan: July 8 to Aug 12


Cost: 239
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 - July 8 to Aug 12 - 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 $49.

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

 

Monday PM Just Try It with Joey: July 10 to Aug 14


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 239
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 - July 10 to Aug 14,  7pm-10pm

Joey offers a fun and enthusiastic style in 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 $49.

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

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Thomas: July 10 to Aug 14


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 239
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 - July 10 to Aug 14 - 10am to 1pm

Beginners welcome!  Thomas offers a fun, supportive 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 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.

Thomas' class runs July 10 to Aug 14 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

TUES AM Sculpture with Linda Mau: July 11 to Aug 15


Slab Sculpture & Sculpting Techniques

Cost: 239
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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.

Slab Sculpture Techniques, Figurative & Abstract - July 11 to Aug 15

For summer we explore many types of sculpture made with slabs… figures, abstract forms and what I call ‘functional sculpture’.  In this class, everyone develops their own projects and receives individual mentoring.  Each week I introduce techniques and leave their creative use (and adaptation) to the student. There will also be instruction in various ways to finish a piece besides glaze: pit or sawdust firing, stains, terra sigillata, cold finishing and more!  Basic hand-building skills are a plus but not required.... beginners welcome!

Join the fun -- something for everyone!  Linda infuses all her classes with tons of "Tricks of the Trade".... problem-solving is her forte.  Linda loves to help you figure out how to "make it work".

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:  $239.  Includes unlimited practice hours during open studio time;  clay & tools sold separately.  

 

Tues PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Jonathan: July 11 to Aug 15


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 239
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 11 to Aug 15, 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 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 11 to Aug 15 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 6-Week Class


Cost: 239
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
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Give a super-CLASSY and creative gift!  Our $239 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 $239 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: 179
Ready to register now? Go to our online registrations page: Click here
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Great gift for two!  Our $179 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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