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 for MAY-JUNE :

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, May 6 to Jun 17 with Robin (8 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Tuesdays, 7-10pm, May 7 to Jun 11 with Thomas (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Thursdays, 10am-1pm, May 9 to Jun 13 with Kevin (11 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Thursdays, 7-10pm, May 9 to Jun 13 with Jonathan (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, May 10 to June 14 with Khaled (10 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, May 11 to Jun 22 with Stacy (5 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 2pm-5pm, May 11 to Jun 22 with Natalie (11 seats available - ENROLL)

Following registration, contact the studio by phone or email to confirm your 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.  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 AM Just Try It with Robin: May 6 to Jun 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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - MAY 6 to JUN 17,  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 May 6 to June 17 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  No classes are held May 27, Memorial Day.

 

Monday PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Joey: May 6 to Jun 17


Vases, Planters, Watering Cans

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 - MAY 6 to JUN 17, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience: Joey's intermediate wheel class will focus on making planters & flower vases of every shape & size!  Specific projects include large oval planters, hanging planters, wall planters, planters with built in drainage dishes, and more!  Students should bring other project ideas & pictures for inspiration to the first class.  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 20 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more. 

Joey's class runs May 6 to Jun 17.  Clay & tools sold separately.  No classes are held on Memorial Day, May 27.

 

MON PM TILE MURAL with Jamie: 6-Weeks: May 6 to Jun 17


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 Tile Mural Class - MAY 6 to JUN 17, 6pm-9pm

Jamie shows students how to create a realistic and colorful clay tile mural -- possibly a pet portrait or some other subject of the student's choosing.  Typical finished size for each project is 14" x 14".

First we'll warm up with making address signs to learn basic tiling and build-up techniques, then students will progress to translating their chosen image onto the clay.  Jamie asks for students to submit an image one week prior to class.

Over the 6 weeks, students learn how to add contours and relief to create surface depth, and how to choose (iteratively) the right combination of glazes.  We will also show how to mount the tiles on a backing using mortar (and how to add colorant to the mortar).

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 May 6 to Jun 17.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.  Due to the unique nature of this class, there are no make-ups for missed lessons -- be here for all 6 weeks of fun! No classes are held May 27, Memorial Day.

 

Tuesday PM Just Try It with Thomas: May 7 to Jun 11


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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - MAY 7 to JUN 11,  7pm-10pm

Beginners welcome!  Thomas offers a fun, supportive 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 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.

Thomas' class runs May 7 to June 11 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

TUES AM Garden Totem Class Sampler: May 7 to Jun 11


Hand-Building & Sculpture 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.

TUES AM Garden Totem Sculpture - MAY 7 to JUN 11 - 10am to 1pm

Linda Mau will kick-off this sampler-style class where students learn to design and create a garden totem sculpture!  Each week a new instructor will present a specific shape, style, or form that may be incorporated into the overall totem.  Projects include hollow geometric forms (Linda Mau), spheres (Gina Hausmann), animal sculpture (Joey Agcopra) and other forms with instructors Henriett Ponte and Nessy Barzilay.  All are welcome, but previous hand-building experience is a plus..!  

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:  $279.  Includes unlimited practice hours during open studio time; clay & tools sold separately.  Due to the unique nature of this class, there are no make-ups for missed lessons.  Be here for all 6 weeks of fun!

 

Wed AM Wheel Projects with Dan Dermer: May 8 to Jun 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.

6-Week Wed AM Wheel Projects Class - May 8 to Jun 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 spring, Dan demonstrates all kinds of thrown & altered forms with loads of inspiration from the NCECA clay conference!  We'll look at a variety of ideas on the first day of class and choose our set of projects together.

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, 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 May 8 to June 12. Makeups for missed classes for 6-week session may be taken on alternative class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

Cost $279  Clay and tools sold separately. 

 

Wed PM Wheel Projects with Hsin: May 8 to Jun 12


Intermediate Wheel Project 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.

Wednesday PM Wheel Projects with Hsin - May 8 to Jun 12, 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 AM HAND-BUILDING SAMPLER: May 9 to Jun 13, 10am-1pm


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 SAMPLER Class - MAY 9 to JUN 13, 10am-1pm

Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed slabs!   Five instructors present five different hand-built projects -- past projects have included mugs, baskets, covered box/jar, teapot, pinched forms, coiled vases, platters & trays -- each week a new direction!  We will use both soft- and hard-slab construction techniques, and discuss successful glazing strategies 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 24 electric wheels, two slab-rollers, extruder, and more.6-Week class runs Mar 7 to Apr 18.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Thurs PM Just Try It with Jonathan: May 9 to Jun 13


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 Thursday PM Pottery Wheel - MAY 9 to JUN 13 - 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 May 9 to Jun 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

Thursday Morning Just Try It with Kevin: May 9 to Jun 13


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 THURSDAY Wheel Class - MAY 9 to JUN 13 - 10am-1pm

Beginners welcome!  Kevin teaches a balanced, calm approach to getting you centered and making functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Thursday mornings from 10am to 1pm. 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.

Kevin's class runs May 9 to June 13 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: May 10 to Jun 14


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 - MAY 10 to JUN 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 May 10 to June 14 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 


 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Natalie: May 11 to Jun 22


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 Saturday PM Wheel Class - MAY 11 to JUN 22 - 2pm-5pm

Beginners welcome!  Natalie teaches a balanced, calm approach to getting you centered and making functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm. 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.

Natalie's class runs May 11 to Jun 22 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.   No classes are held the weekend of May 25-27 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

 

Saturday AM Just Try It with Stacy: May 11 to Jun 22


Beginner 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 Saturday Morning Pottery Wheel - MAY 11 to JUN 22 - 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 May 11 to Jun 22 (6 classes spread over 7 weeks) with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.   No classes are held the weekend of May 25-27 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

 

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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