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 Kedrick (12 seats available)
  • Monday nights, 7-10pm, July 10 to Aug 14 with Joey (15 seats available)
  • Wednesday nights, 7-10pm, July 5 to Aug 9 with Hsin (15 seats available)
  • Friday nights, 7-10pm, July 7 to Aug 11 with Khaled (15 seats available)
  • Saturday mornings, 10am - 1pm, July 8 to Aug 12 with Stacy (15 seats available)
  • Saturday afternoons, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, July 8 to Aug 12 with Megan (12 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.

 

Wednesday AM Teapots with Miki: May 10 to Jun 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.

Wednesday Morning Teapots with Miki - MAY 10 to JUN 14, 10am-1pm

For students with 3-6 months experience or more... When a covered jar with a handle and a spout come together to pour a cup of tea, we call it a teapot.  In this 6-week course, Miki Shim-Rutter shares her best practices and takes this concept farther to explore aesthetic form and technical construction of a functional teapot.  Ambition & repetition make better pots, so let's try for 6 or more per student so we can have a tea party at the end of class; Miki will demonstrate a multitude of styles to keep it interesting!  Other topics include handles and lids, carving, texturing & stamping for varied surfaces, and glazing strategies to showcase your work.

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.

6-Week class runs May 10 to June 14 and includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and unlimited practice time during open studio hours.  Clay sold separately. 

 

 

 

THURS AM HAND-BUILDING with Scott: May 11 to June 15, 10am - 1pm


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.

Thursday Hand Building Class - May 11 to Jun 15, 10am - 1pm

Scott Jennings uses thin slabs of stoneware or porcelain to create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind vessels for the table. From his trademark Cyclone Cups to Wave Platters, each piece gets pinched, stretched, patterned and assembled completely by hand.  Class projects may include soft-slab cups, plates, coil vessels, wave bowls, pitcher, vase and more...

"I choose to make pottery because of the excitement and satisfaction that I get from discovering new forms. I am interested in utilitarian vessels and find that they provide endless avenues to explore form and surface design. Each piece that I make stands in stark contrast to the manufactured goods of the world around us; they are imperfect, irregular, and not exactly repeatable. I strive to make pieces that are visually stunning and that have friendly tactile qualities. Ultimately I hope that the user contemplates how ceramics with unique characteristics can fit into and enhance their daily routines." -Scott Jennings
 
Cost:  $239.  Includes practice hours during open studio time; 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 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. 

 

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 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. 

 

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.

 

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 Kedrick: 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 - 1pm

Beginners welcome!  Kedrick 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.  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.

Kedrick's class runs July 10 to Aug 14 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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