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 -- SPRING 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 March 2020:

  • Mondays, 10am - 1pm, Mar 9 to Apr 13 with Sheila (FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Mondays, 7-10pm, Mar 9 to Apr 13 with Shawn (FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Wednesdays, 7pm-10pm, Mar 11 to Apr 15 with Hsin (Full - call to waitlist)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, Mar 13 to Apr 17 with Khaled (2 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Mar 14 to Apr 18 with Stacy (FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 2pm-5pm, Mar 14 to Apr 18 with Kurt (FULL - call to waitlist)

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. 

 

Monday Evening Just Try It with Shawn: Mar 9 to Apr 13


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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - MAR 9 to APR 13 - 7-10pm

Shawn Felts brings an energetic and 'loose' approach to teaching you how to make 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.

Shawn's class runs Mar 9 to Apr 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

MON PM: GETTING A HEAD - Mar 9 to Apr 13, 6-9pm


Beginning Sculpture

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 MON PM SCULPTURE CLASS with Jake - MAR 9 to APR 13, 6pm-9pm

NEW! In this class, students work for 6 weeks on a ceramic portrait or self-portrait. The process begins by finding reference material. The pieces themselves will be constructed from solid clay and hollowed before firing. Considerable time will be given to discussion, demonstration, and construction of the details of the piece -- facial features, proportions, approaches to hair. Towards the end of the session components such as hands or small ceramic pedestal can be added, and glazing suggestions will be given.

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 Mar 9 to Apr 13.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Monday Morning Just Try It with Sheila: Mar 9 to Apr 13


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 Monday AM Pottery Wheel - MAR 9 to APR 13 - 10am to 1pm 

Beginners welcome!  Sheila 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 $59.

Sheila's class runs Mar 9 to Apr 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

Tuesday AM Hand-Building with Joey: Mar 10 to Apr 14


Slabs & Slipped Surfaces

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 Joey - Mar 10 to Apr 14, 10am-1pm

NEW! This March, Joey Agcopra presents a hand-building basics class with emphasis on using colored slips for decoration.  Let's make mugs, tumblers, plates, vases and more... then we will layer colored slips to make patterns and colorful surfaces for our functional pieces!  Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast expressing yourself as you assemble, decorate, glaze, and fire your contemporary ceramic art work.

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 Mar 10 to Apr 14.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately. 

 

 

TUES PM Glaze Chem & Strategy with Dan: Mar 10 - Apr 21


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 Tuesday PM Wheel Class - MAR 10 to APR 21

Join Dan for a workshop-style class on glaze chemistry and glaze application. Each week there will be lecture/discussion plus hands-on activities and demonstrations. We begin with introduction to glaze chemistry, and each subsequent week explore families of glazes at Higher Fire, their chemistry, and best practices for application..

Students also learn to make test tiles and line blends (ratio-based wet glaze mixtures) for exploring potential new glazes.  Demonstrations of glaze application and troubleshooting discussions help everyone further their skills.

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 Mar 10 to Apr 21. No class held on Mar 24 due to NCECA conference.  Class includes 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks. 

Cost $279  Clay and tools sold separately. 

 

Wednesday Evening Just Try It with Hsin: Mar 11 to Apr 15


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 - MAR 11 to APR 15 - 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 Mar 11 to Apr 15 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

Wednesday AM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Valerie: Mar 11 to Apr 15


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 11 to APR 15, 10am-1pm

For students with 3-6 months experience: Valerie's intermediate wheel class will focus on wheel-thrown surface decoration techniques on pots of every shape & size!  Each week, Valerie shows a new method for enhancing/altering surfaces -- faceting, stamping, stretching, sodium silicate.  

Students are encouraged to try larger amounts of clay and will build their centering skills while making larger & better cylinders.  We'll also discuss glazing strategies for larger forms and how to highlight surface decor.  Enjoy one scheduled 3-hour class per week unlimited open studio time, a variety of clays, 30 gorgeous food-safe glazes, and consistent firings. 

Valerie's class runs Mar 11 to Apr 15.  Clay & tools sold separately.

 

Thurs PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Jonathan: Mar 12 to Apr 16


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 12 to APR 16, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience... Jonathan’s intermediate wheel class will focus on cooking & serving vessels, perfect for spring 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 Mar 12 to Apr 16 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

THURS AM HAND-BUILDING with Jamie: 6-Weeks: Mar 12 to Apr 16


Hand-Building Class - Beginners Welcome

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 Class - MAR 12 to APR 16, 10am-1pm

Learn the basics of hand-building with clay. Create personalized items for the table & outdoor entertaining!  Have fun creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed super-cool pieces!  Spring projects may include a variety of planters, platters, sun wall-piece, possibly a bird-house, and more.  Consensus of participants will dictate final set of projects.

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 Mar 12 to Apr 16. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Friday Evening Just Try It with Khaled: Mar 13 to Apr 17


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 Friday PM Pottery Wheel - MAR 13 to APR 17 - 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 Mar 13 to Apr 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

Saturday PM Just Try It with Kurt: Mar 14 to Apr 18


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 PM Pottery Wheel - MAR 14 to APR 18 - 2pm to 5pm

Beginners welcome!  Kurt offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Saturday afternoons from 2pm-5pm.  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.

Kurt's class runs Mar 14 to Apr 18 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: March 14 to Apr 18


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 Saturday AM Pottery Wheel - MAR 14 to APR 18 - 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 Mar 14 to Apr 18 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

Sunday Wheel Boot Camp with Stacy: Mar 15 to Apr 19


Adv Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Skills

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 Wheel Skills Builder Class  - MAR 15 to APR 19, 10am-1pm

For students with 3-6 months experience or more... Stacy's popular "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 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 is provided for class throwing exercises.  Items you wish to keep should be made with your own clay.

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. Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

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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