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 -- FALL 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 LATE FALL 2017 :

  • Monday mornings, 10am-1pm, Oct 30 to Dec 11 with Robin (15 seats available)
  • Monday nights, 7-10pm, Oct 30 to Dec 11 with Joey (15 seats available)
  • Wednesday nights, 7-10pm, Nov 1 to Dec 13 with Hsin (15 seats available)
  • Friday nights, 7-10pm, Nov 3 to Dec 15 with Khaled (15 seats available)
  • Saturday afternoons, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Oct 28 to Dec 9 with Megan (15 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.

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Megan: Oct 28 to Dec 9


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 - Oct 28 to Dec 9 - 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 Oct 28 to Dec 9 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Sat AM Pottery Wheel Boot Camp with Stacy: Oct 28 to Dec 9


Advanced-Beginner to Intermediate Level

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.

KICKIN' IT UP A NOTCH with Stacy, Saturdays, Oct 28 to Dec 9, 10am - 1pm

For students with 3-6 months pottery wheel experience... Stacy's new "Beginner Boot Camp" will help you kick things up a notch!  Let's make better cylinders and practice shaping skills, use larger amounts of clay, and build muscle memory. This class is about making lots of pots while honing, building and strengthening your throwing skills.  Projects may include bowls, mugs & tumblers, vases, jars and casseroles -- though the focus is on skills-building and not necessarily an end product.  Reclaim clay will be provided for class exercises.

Stacy's class runs Oct 28 to Dec 9 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  No class will be held on 11/25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Stacy's 6-week class is spread over 7 weeks.  Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Robin: Oct 30 to Dec 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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - Oct 30 to Dec 11,  10am-1pm

Robin 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 $49.

Robin's class runs Oct 30 to Dec 11 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

Monday PM Just Try It with Joey: Oct 30 to Dec 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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - Oct 30 to Dec 11,  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 Oct 30 to Dec 11 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

TUES PM Hand-Building with Miki: Oct 31 to Dec 12


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.

Tuesday PM Hand-Building with Miki - OCT 31 to DEC 12, 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 Miki Rutter and explore a variety of hand-building projects:  cups, bowls, lunch plates, pitcher, trays and trays.  If time permits, students may also create a teapot with cups, saucers, sugar & creamer.  Can we do it all??  Miki also discusses and demonstrates 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 Oct 31 to Dec 12.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

 

 

Wed PM Just Try It with Hsin-Chuen Lin: Nov 1 to Dec 13


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 - Nov 1 to Dec 13 - 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 Nov 1 to Dec 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

THURS AM HAND-BUILDING with Jamie: 6-Weeks: Nov 2 to Dec 14


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 Class - Nov 2 to Dec 14, 10am-1pm

Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed slab-built, super-cool pieces!  Past projects have included coffee mugs & pour-over filters, nesting bowls, condiment servers, making your own texture tools with plaster, slab-built platters & serving trays, and much more! 

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 Nov 2 to Dec 14. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Thurs PM Surface Decoration with Anita: Nov 2 to Dec 14


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.

Thursday PM Surface Decor with Anita - NOV 2 to DEC 14, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience, Anita's wheel project class will focus on surface decoration techniques with colored slips & carving (sgraffito) and image transfer via multiple methods. Time permitting, we will also explore Mishima and painting with underglazes. Participants make & decorate vase forms, plates (hand-built or wheel-thrown), mugs and bowls.

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.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: Nov 3 to Dec 15


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 - Nov 3 to Dec 15 - 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 Nov 3 to Dec 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.


 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 6-Week 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.

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

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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