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 FALL 2017 :

  • Monday mornings, 10am-1pm, Sep 11 to Oct 16 with Robin (12 seats available)
  • Tuesday nights, 7-10pm, Sep 5 to Oct 10 with KedricK (12 seats available)
  • Thursday nights, 7-10pm, Sep 7 to Oct 12 with Kurt (11 seats available)
  • Friday nights, 7-10pm, Sep 8 to Oct 13 with Khaled (13 seats available)
  • Saturday mornings, 10am - 1pm, Sep 9 to Oct 14 with Stacy (14 seats available)
  • Saturday afternoons, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Sep 9 to Oct 14 with Megan (10 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.

 

Tuesday PM Just Try It with Kedrick: Sep 5 to Oct 10


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 Tuesday PM Pottery Wheel - Sep 5 to Oct 10 - 7pm-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 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 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 Sep 5 to Oct 10 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

TUES AM Sculpture with Linda Mau: Sept 5 to Oct 10


Slab Sculpture & Sculpting Techniques

Cost: 239
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Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

Slab Sculpture Techniques, Figurative & Abstract - Sept 5 to Oct 10

For fall, we explore many types of sculpture made with slabs… figures, abstract forms and what I call ‘functional sculpture’.  In this class, everyone develops their own projects and receives individual mentoring.  Each week I introduce techniques and leave their creative use (and adaptation) to the student. There will also be instruction in various ways to finish a piece besides glaze: pit or sawdust firing, stains, terra sigillata, cold finishing and more!  Basic hand-building skills are a plus but not required.... beginners welcome!

Join the fun -- something for everyone!  Linda infuses all her classes with tons of "Tricks of the Trade".... problem-solving is her forte.  Linda loves to help you figure out how to "make it 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 dedicated hand-building area, 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, texture library, and more. 

Cost:  $239.  Includes unlimited practice hours during open studio time;  clay & tools sold separately.  

 

TUESDAY PM Sculpture with Joey: Sept 5 to Oct 10


Sculpture Technique & Projects Class

Cost: 239
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Call or email for more details, or to find out which classes have openings. We’d love to hear from you.

TUESDAY NIGHT SCULPTURE with JOEY - Sept 5 to Oct 10, 6pm - 9pm

 

NEW!  Join Joey Agcopra for a 6-week sculptural techniques class.  Participants learn techniques for sculpting faces, animals, and "Rhytons" -- cool animal head drinking vessels used for ceremonial libation!  Students complete their works with oxide stains, glazes & other contemporary finishes.

 

  • Weeks 1-2  Solid sculpting faces; proportions, emotion, gesture, hollowing out skills
  • Weeks 3-4  Speed sculpting miniature animals, fur, skin, texture; start rhyton projects
  • Weeks 5-6  Rhytons, use of glaze/underglazes/stains, plus a potluck on week #6.

 

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:  $239.  Includes practice hours during open studio time;  clay & tools sold separately.

 

WEDNESDAY AM Hand-Building with Miki: Sept 6 to Oct 11


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.

Wednesday AM Hand-Building with Miki - SEPT 6 to OCT 11, 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 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 Sept 6 to Oct 11.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

 

 

Wed PM Wheel Projects with Hsin: Sept 6 to Oct 11


Intermediate Wheel Project Class

Cost: 239
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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 6 to Oct 11, 7pm - 10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience. or more...  Let's make small, gorgeous sets!  Hsin teaches 4-5 projects and glazing: small nested bowl set, sake set, sugar and creamer and many other cool projects!  Glazing topics may include wax resist designs/overlay, two-tone glaze combinations, and strategies to showcase texture.

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 Kurt: Sept 7 to Oct 12


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 Thursday PM Pottery Wheel - Sept 7 to Oct 12 - 7-10pm

Kurt 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 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.

Kurt's class runs Sept 7 to Oct 12 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

Thursday AM Soda, Saggar & Raku with Thomas: Sept 7 to Oct 12


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.

THURSDAY Atmospheric Firings Workshop - Sept 7 to Oct 12, 10am to 1pm

 

For students with 3-6 months experience. Join Thomas Love for an exciting 6-week class on alternative, atmospheric firings:  Soda, Saggar, and Raku!

Let's make vases with narrow necks, bottles, storage jars, mugs, teabowls, and more.  Participants learn methods for surface decoration & altering, suitable for soda-fired and raku vessels, plus how to achieve a smooth burnished finish for saggar-fired works. 

 

  • Weeks 1-2  Throwing, trimming, burnishing forms for saggar and raku.
  • Weeks 3-4  Raku and saggar-firings, plus mugs, teabowls & jars
  • Weeks 5-6  Get ready for soda firing on week 6 with glazing, wadding & loading kiln

 

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:  $279.  Includes practice hours during open studio time;  clay & tools sold separately.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: Sep 8 to Oct 13


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 - Sep 8 to Oct 13 - 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 Sep 8 to Oct 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.


 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: Sep 9 to Oct 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 Saturday AM Wheel Class - Sep 9 to Oct 14 - 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 Sep 9 to Oct 14 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Megan: Sep 9 to Oct 14


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 - Sep 9 to Oct 14 - 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 Sep 9 to Oct 14 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Robin: Sep 11 to Oct 16


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 - Sep 11 to Oct 16,  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 Sept 11 to Oct 16 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  

 

MON PM Production Throwing Workshop w/Dan - Sept 11 to Oct 16


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 Monday PM "Production Throwing" Class - Sept 11 to Oct 16

NEW! Intermediate-Advanced wheel class... Higher Fire owner Dan Dermer invites you to pump up your throwing skills while building speed and fluidity of movement.  Let's practice centering, opening, and pulling techniques to get more out of the clay (and your time!).  Students will do throwing exercises each week (timed practice on cylinder-making) using recycled clay.  We will also explore 4-5 projects over the course of this session (mugs, plates & platters, canister sets, pitchers, bowls) and discuss effective 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 Kilns. 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 11 to Oct 16. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days by arrangement.  Clay and tools sold separately.  Recycled clay will be provided for throwing exercises, then recycled each week.

 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 6-Week Class


Cost: 239
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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
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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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