Higher Fire - Clayspace & Gallery - Classes & Pricing

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: 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 FALL 2018 :

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Sept 10 to Oct 15 with Robin (9 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Sept 4 to Oct 9 with Kedrick (3 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Thursdays, 7-10pm, Sept 6 to Oct 11 with Jonathan (8 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, Sept 7 to Oct 12 with Khaled (15 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Sept 8 to Oct 13 with Stacy (13 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Sept 8 to Oct 13 with Chad (11 seats available - ENROLL)
Following registration, contact the studio by phone or email to reserve a 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.  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 $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 $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.

 

Tuesday PM Just Try It with Kedrick: Sept 4 to Oct 9


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 Tuesday PM Pottery Wheel - Sept 4 to Oct 9 - 7pm to 10pm

Beginners welcome!  Kedrick offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Tuesday 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 Sept 4 to Oct 9 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  

 

TUESDAY Sculpture with Joey & Kurt: Sept 4 to Oct 9


Eat, Play, Sculpt, Bake!

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.

JOEY & KURT's TUESDAY AM BAKE SHOPPE - Sept 4 to Oct 9, 10am-1pm

NEW!  Join Joey & Kurt for a 6-week sculpture class.  Let's bake!  We'll tackle realism as we make doughnuts, cupcakes, and other baked goodies!  Sacher torte, anyone?  Don't worry -- it's gluten free!  And if you're a health nut, feel free to sculpt fruits, vegetables, or anything else that strikes your fancy.  We will also look at making multiple small objects for a bigger post-firing composition!  

  • Build your basic sculpting skills
  • Learn how break down a form
  • Add realistic textures
  • Use underglazes, cold finishing
  • Work from actual objects as models   

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:  $259.  Includes practice hours during open studio time;  clay & tools sold separately.

 

Wednesday AM Wheel Projects with Thomas: Sept 5 to Oct 10


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.

WEDNESDAY AM Wheel Projects - Sept 5 to Oct 10, 10am-1pm

For students with 3-6 months pottery wheel experience... Join Thomas for the Wednesday AM class and take your skills to the next level!  Let's make better cylinders and practice shaping skills, and use larger amounts of clay.  Thomas will also present methods to customize & alter forms with surface treatments (faceting, roll-on textures, expansion, chattering)... whatever techniques students are interested in!  Bring your ideas. 

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. 

Cost:  $259.  Includes practice hours during open studio time;  clay & tools sold separately.

 

Wed PM Wheel Projects with Hsin: Sept 5 to Oct 10


Intermediate Wheel Project 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.

Wednesday PM Wheel Projects with Hsin - Sept 5 to Oct 10, 7pm - 10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience. or more...  Let's make thrown-n-altered functional pottery... from essential drinking vessels (tea bowls, mugs, etc.) to larger vases, jars, platters and teapots.  Projects to be jointly determined by students & the instructor on the first night of class.  Hsin presents 4-5 projects and how to glaze like a pro!  Glaze topics may include wax resist designs/overlay, two-tone glaze combinations, and strategies to showcase chattering & other textures. 

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 Just Try It with Jonathan: Sept 6 to Oct 11


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 - Sept 6 to Oct 11 - 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 Sept 6 to Oct 11 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

THURS AM HAND-BUILDING with Jamie: 6-Weeks: Sept 6 to Oct 11


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 Class - SEP 6 to OCT 11, 10am-1pm

Create our own texture stamps & tools, and make cool items for fall entertaining!  Whether new to clay or an old pro, have fun creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed super-cool pieces!  Fall projects may include acorns, darted & folded forms, tableware, centerpieces, 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 Sept 6 to Oct 11. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: Sep 7 to Oct 12


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 Friday PM Pottery Wheel - SEP 7 to OCT 12 - 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 Sep 7 to Oct 12 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.


 

Saturday PM Just Try It with Chad: Sept 8 to Oct 13


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 Saturday Afternoon Pottery Wheel - Sept 8 to Oct 13 - 1:30-4:30pm 

Beginners welcome!  Chad offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Saturday afternoons from 1:30-4:30pm.  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.

Chad's class runs Sept 8 to Oct 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

Saturday AM Just Try It with Stacy: Sept 8 to Oct 13


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 Saturday Morning Pottery Wheel - Sept 8 to Oct 13 - 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 Sept 8 to Oct 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.   

 

Mon PM Wheel Projects with Dan Dermer: Sept 10 to Oct 15


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 Mon PM Wheel Projects Class - Sept 10 to Oct 15

Intermediate workshop-style class... Higher Fire owner Dan Dermer guides you through 5 projects as well glazing tips & tricks for functional pottery.  This fall, Dan demonstrates darted pitchers, wine ewer, tea bowls & mugs, butter dishes, platters, and possibly coffee pots!  Can we do it all?  Many forms are inspired by a workshop Dan attended with Josh DeWeese.  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.

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 Sept 5 to Oct 10. 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. 

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Robin: Sep 10 to Oct 15


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 - SEP 10 to OCT 15,  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 Sep 10 to Oct 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

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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