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 NOV-DEC :

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Oct 29 - Dec 10 with Robin (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Mondays, 7-10pm, Oct 29 - Dec 10 with Kedrick (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Wednesdays, 7-10pm, Oct 31 - Dec 12 with Hsin (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, Nov 2 - Dec 14 with Khaled (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Oct 27 - Dec 8 with Chad (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)

Following registration, contact the studio by phone or email to confirm your space in one of the above classes.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons over 7 weeks.

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 $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.

 

Sat AM Pottery Wheel Boot Camp with Stacy: OCT 27 to DEC 8


Advanced-Beginner to Intermediate Level

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.

KICK IT UP A NOTCH with Stacy, Saturdays, OCT 27 to DEC 8, 10am - 1pm

For students with 3-6 months pottery wheel experience... Stacy's "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 your 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 will be provided for class exercises.

Stacy's class runs OCT 27 to DEC 8 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held the weekend of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Saturday PM Just Try It with Chad: Oct 27 to Dec 8


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

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 Saturday Afternoon Pottery Wheel - OCT 27 to DEC 8 - 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 Oct 27 to Dec 8 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving;  late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Monday PM Just Try It with Kedrick: Oct 29 to Dec 10


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 - OCT 29 to DEC 10 - 7pm to 10pm

Beginners welcome!  Kedrick offers a calm and easy approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative 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 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 Oct 29 to Dec 10 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving;  late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Robin: Oct 29 to Dec 10


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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - OCT 29 to DEC 10,  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 Oct 29 to Dec 10 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; six lessons are spread over 7 weeks.

 

TUES PM Wheel Projects with Valerie - Oct 30 to Dec 11


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 Tuesday PM Wheel Class - Oct 30 to Dec 11, 7pm-10pm

Intermediate level wheel projects class... Valerie Lauterbach, an esteemed Hi-Fi member, presents a 6-week wheel project class with emphasis on adding details to forms (alterations, surface décor, handles, texturing and much more).  Each week, students will look at a specific form (vase, bowl, mug, jar, platter, etc.) and experiment with 3-4 ways to alter that form and find their own style!  6 consecutive weeks, Tuesday 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 Oct 30 to Dec 11. No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

Cost $259  Clay sold separately. 

 

TUES AM Figurative Sculpture with Linda: Oct 30 to Dec 11


From Face to Figure - 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.

TUES AM Figurative Sculpture with Linda - OCT 30 to DEC 11 - 10am to 1pm

Explore figurative sculpture with Linda Mau. Projects include Masks, Simple Figures, and Soft Slab Standing Sculptures.  All are welcome, no experience necessary.  Linda provides mentoring on other projects that students choose - bring your ideas or works in progress.  Each week Linda introduces a new technique and leaves creative usage and adaptation up to the student. 

Join the fun -- something for everyone!  Linda infuses all her classes with tons of "Tricks of the Trade".... problem-solving is her forte.

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 unlimited practice hours during open studio time; clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving;  late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Wed AM Wheel Projects with Dan Dermer: Oct 31 to Dec 12


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 - Oct 31 to Dec 12 - 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 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 Oct 31 to Dec 12. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving;  late fall classes include 6 classes spread over 7 weeks.

Cost $259  Clay and tools sold separately. 

 

Wed PM Just Try It with Hsin-Chuen Lin: Oct 31 to Dec 12


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

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 Wednesday PM Pottery Wheel - OCT 31 to DEC 12 - 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 $59.

Hsin's class runs Oct 31 to Dec 12 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving;  late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Thurs PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Jonathan: Nov 1 to Dec 13


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 - NOV 1 to DEC 13, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience... Jonathan’s intermediate wheel class will focus on cooking & serving vessels, perfect for fall entertaining -- let's make large bowls, platters, casseroles, and soup tureens!  We will work on making lids that fit and explore a variety of handles and accents to wheel-thrown forms.  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 Nov 1 to Dec 13 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 classes spread over 7 weeks.

 

THUR AM HAND-BUILDING: 6-Weeks: NOV 1 to DEC 13


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.

Thurs AM Hand-Building SAMPLER - Nov 1 to Dec 13, 10am-1pm

Back by popular demand! This unique hand-building SAMPLER class features 5 cool projects taught by various Hi-Fi members & instructors... each week a new instructor & project, plus a 6th week of glazing!  Projects have included orbs, purse/vase, little critters, platters, and more! Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed super-fun pieces.

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 NOV 1 to Dec 13. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving; late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: Nov 2 to Dec 14


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 Friday PM Pottery Wheel - NOV 2 to DEC 14 - 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 Nov 2 to Dec 14 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No classes are held the week of Thanksgiving;  late fall classes include 6 lessons spread over 7 weeks.


 

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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