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 -- WINTER dates below --

Cost: 259
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 JAN-FEB :

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Jan 14 - Feb 18 with Robin (12 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Jan 15 - Feb 19 with Joey (9 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Wednesdays, 7-10pm, Jan 16 - Feb 20 with Kedrick (11 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Thursdays, 10am-1pm, Jan 17 - Feb 21 with Thomas  (13 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Thursdays, 7-10pm, Jan 17 - Feb 21  with Jonathan (9 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Jan 12 to Feb 16 with Stacy (FULL - Call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Jan 12 to Feb 16 with Natalie (8 seats available - ENROLL)

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.  Classes which occur on holidays (or holiday weekends) run as scheduled.  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.

 

Saturday AM Just Try It with Stacy: Jan 12 to Feb 16


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 - JAN 12 to FEB 16 - 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 Jan 12 to Feb 16 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.   

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Natalie: Jan 12 to Feb 16


Cost: 259
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 - JAN 12 to FEB 16 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Beginners welcome!  Natalie 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 $59.

Natalie's class runs Jan 12 to Feb 16 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Robin: Jan 14 to Feb 18


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 259
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 - JAN 14 to FEB 18,  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 $59.

Robin's class runs Jan 14 to Feb 18 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

Mon PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Shawn: Jan 14 to Feb 18


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 259
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 - Jan 14 to Feb 18, 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 simple and elegant sets, using slip for fluidity, continuity & surface design, sgraffito, fluting, and faceting.  Projects may include lidded jars, 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, 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. 

Shawn's class runs Jan 14 to Feb 18 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

MON PM HAND-BUILDING with Jamie: 6-Weeks: Jan 14 to Feb 18


Hand-Building Class - Beginners Welcome

Cost: 259
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 Basics Class - JAN 14 to FEB 18, 6pm-9pm

Learn the basics of hand-building with clay. Create personalized items for the table!  Have have fun creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed super-cool pieces!  Winter projects may include coffee pour-overs & mugs, trays, darted & folded forms, vases, 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 Jan 14 to Feb 18. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Tuesday PM Just Try It with Joey: Jan 15 to Feb 19


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 259
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 - JAN 15 to FEB 19,  7pm-10pm

Joey offers a fun and enthusiastic style in teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Tuesday 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 $59.

Joey's class runs Jan 15 to Feb 19 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.

 

Tuesday AM Hand-Building with Elaine: Jan 15 to Feb 19


Beginners Welcome!

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.

Tuesday AM Hand-Building with Elaine - JAN 15 to FEB 19, 10am-1pm

NEW!  Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed slabs!   Join Elaine Pinkernell and explore a variety of hand-building projects:  cups, bowls, pitcher, trays and more.  If time permits, students may also create a teapot with cups, saucers, sugar & creamer.  Can we do it all??  Students learn 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 Jan 15 to Feb 19.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately. 

 

 

Wednesday PM Just Try It with Kedrick: Jan 16 to Feb 20


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 259
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 - JAN 16 to FEB 20 - 7pm to 10pm

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

Kedrick's class runs Jan 16 to Feb 20 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Wed AM Wheel Projects with Dan Dermer: Jan 16 to Feb 20


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 259
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 Wed AM Wheel Projects Class - Jan 16 to Feb 20 - 10am to 1pm

Intermediate workshop-style class... Higher Fire owner Dan Dermer guides you through 5 projects as well glazing tips & tricks for functional pottery.  This winter, Dan demonstrates stamped/textured bowls, platters, mugs, casseroles, and more!  Students should also bring other ideas & pictures for inspiration to 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 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 Jan 16 to Feb 20. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

Cost $259  Clay and tools sold separately. 

 

Thursday AM Just Try It with Thomas: Jan 17 to Feb 21


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 259
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 - JAN 17 to FEB 21,  10am - 1pm

Beginners welcome!  Thomas offers a fun, supportive 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 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 Jan 17 to Feb 21 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Thurs PM Just Try It with Jonathan: Jan 17 to Feb 21


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 259
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 - Jan 17 to Feb 21 - 7-10pm

Jonathan provides an enthusiastic & fun approach to teaching you how to make 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.

Jonathan's class runs Jan 17 to Feb 21 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

FRI PM Wheel Projects with Khaled: Jan 18 to Feb 22


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 259
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.

Friday PM Wheel Projects with Khaled - Jan 18 to Feb 22, 7pm - 10pm

Spring is coming!  Let’s make a myriad of planters, including but not limited to, hanging planters, wall planters, planters with built in drainage dishes.  Let's explore possibilities with upside down forms.  Bring your own ideas and inspirations to the 1st night of class.  Class will end with a special Obvara Firing!  We will also discuss  regular cone 10 glazing strategies to best showcase your work.  This class is for students with 3-6 months or more of wheel experience.

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.

 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 6-Week Class


Cost: 259
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 $259 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 $259 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: 199
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 $199 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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