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 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 starting late October:

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Oct 28 to Dec 9 with Cristina (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Mondays, 7-10pm, Oct 28 to Dec 9 with Jake (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Wednesdays, 7pm-10pm, Oct 30 to Dec 11 with Hsin (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, Nov 1 to Dec 13  with Khaled (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Nov 2 to Dec 14 with Stacy (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 2pm-5pm, Nov 2 to Dec 14 with Emily (4 seats available - ENROLL) 

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.  There are no classes the week of Thanksgiving.  Late fall session is 6 classes spread over 7 weeks.

 

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 Morning Just Try It with Cristina: Oct 28 to Dec 9


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 Monday AM Pottery Wheel - OCT 28 to DEC 9,  10am-1pm

Cristina offers a supportive and practical approach in 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 $59.

Cristina's class runs Oct 28 to Dec 9 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving.

 

Monday Evening Just Try It with Jake: Oct 28 to Dec 9


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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - OCT 28 to DEC 9 - 7PM TO 10PM

Beginners welcome!  Jake offers a relaxed and easy-going approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative 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.

Jake's class runs Oct 28 to Dec 9 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving.

 

TUES AM HOLIDAY GIFT MAKER: OCT 29 to DEC 10, 10am-1pm


Beginner Hand-Building 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 Hand-Building SAMPLER Class - OCT 29 to DEC 10, 10am-1pm

Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed slabs!   Higher Fire staff present five different hand-built projects that will make great gifts for the holidays.  Possible projects include ornaments, cell phone stands, game sets, charcuterie tray & wine coaster set, coffee pour-overs, candle holder or lantern, garlic grater, tea box, and planter houses -- each week a new direction!  Teachers will also discuss successful glazing strategies on weeks 5-6.

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, two slab-rollers, extruder, and more.  This 6-Week class runs Oct 29 to Dec 10.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Tuesday PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Joey: Oct 29 to Dec 10


Wheel Projects for Fall Entertaining

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 Pottery Wheel Projects Class - OCT 29 to DEC 10, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience: Joey's intermediate wheel class will focus on making items for fall entertaining of every shape & size!  Students should bring other project ideas & pictures for inspiration to the first 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 Oct 29 to Dec 10.  Clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Wednesday Alternative Firings with Thomas: Oct 30 to Dec 11


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.

WEDNESDAY AM Wheel Projects - Oct 30 to Dec 11, 10am-1pm

For students with 3-6 months pottery wheel experience... Join Thomas for the Wednesday AM class and explore many alternative kinds of firings!  Students explore raku, horsehair raku, saggar firings, and more!  Thomas also discusses how to make better cylinders and practice shaping skills, and use larger amounts of clay.  Thomas will present methods to customize & alter forms with surface treatments (faceting, roll-on textures, expansion, chattering)... whatever techniques students are interested in!  Bring your ideas & enthusiasm!

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, 18 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, texture library, and more. 

Includes practice hours during open studio time;  clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Wednesday Evening Just Try It with Hsin: Oct 30 to Dec 11


Beginner 6-Week 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 - OCT 30 to DEC 11 - 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 Oct 30 to Dec 11 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving.

 

THURS PM HOLIDAY GIFT MAKER: OCT 31 to DEC 12, 6pm-9pm


Beginner Hand-Building 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 Hand-Building SAMPLER Class - OCT 31 to DEC 12, 6pm-9pm

Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed slabs!   Higher Fire staff present five different hand-built projects that will make great gifts for the holidays.  Possible projects include ornaments, cell phone stands, game sets, charcuterie tray & wine coaster set, coffee pour-overs, candle holder or lantern, garlic grater, tea box, and planter houses -- each week a new direction!  Teachers will also discuss successful glazing strategies on weeks 5-6.

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, two slab-rollers, extruder, and more.  This 6-Week class runs Oct 31 to Dec 12.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Thurs PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Jonathan: Oct 31 to Dec 12


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 Pottery Wheel Projects Class - MAR 7 to APR 18, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience... Jonathan’s intermediate wheel class will focus on cooking & serving vessels, perfect for fall entertaining -- past projects have included large bowls, platters, casseroles, and soup tureens!  Bring your ideas to the first night of class -- what shall we make together?  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 18 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

Jonathan's class runs Oct 31 to Dec 12 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Friday Evening Just Try It with Khaled: Nov 1 to Dec 13


Beginner 6-Week 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 Friday PM Pottery Wheel - NOV 1 to DEC 13 - 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 Nov 1 to Dec 13 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving.

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Emily: Nov 2 to Dec 14


Beginner 6-Week 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 Saturday PM Wheel Class - NOV 2 to DEC 14 - 2pm - 5pm

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

Emily's class runs Nov 2 to Dec 14 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held the weekend of Thanksgiving.

 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: Nov 2 to Dec 14


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 Saturday AM Pottery Wheel - NOV 2 to DEC 14 - 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.  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 Nov 2 to Dec 14 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held the weekend of Thanksgiving.

 

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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