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 -- WINTER 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 January 2020:

  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Jan 11 to Feb 15 with Stacy (3 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 2pm-5pm, Jan 11 to Feb 15 with Kurt (5 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Jan 13 to Feb 17 with Sheila (13 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Mondays, 7-10pm, Jan 13 to Feb 17 with Jake (11 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Jan 14 to Feb 18  with Joey (6 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Thursdays, 7pm-10pm, Jan 16 to Feb 20 with Jonathan (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, Jan 17 to Feb 21 with Khaled (15 seats available - ENROLL)

Max class size is ~15. Each student gets their own wheel.  Classes run as scheduled during holiday weekends in January-February sessions.  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. 

 

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.

 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: Jan 11 to Feb 15


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 Saturday AM Pottery Wheel - JAN 11 to FEB 15 - 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 Jan 11 to Feb 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  Classes which occur over holiday weekends run as scheduled with make-ups for missed classes available during other "Just Try It" class times. 

 

Saturday PM Just Try It with Kurt: Jan 11 to Feb 15


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 PM Pottery Wheel - JAN 11 to FEB 15 - 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 Jan 11 to Feb 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  Classes which occur over holiday weekends run as scheduled with make-ups for missed classes available during other "Just Try It" class times.

 

Monday Morning Just Try It with Sheila: Jan 13 to Feb 17


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 Monday AM Pottery Wheel - JAN 13 to FEB 17 - 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 Jan 13 to Feb 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  Classes run 'as scheduled' even on holiday weekends in Jan-Feb.

 

Monday PM Just Try It with Jake: Jan 13 to Feb 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 AM Pottery Wheel - JAN 13 to FEB 17 - 7-10pm

Beginners welcome!  Jake offers a relaxed and easy-going 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 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.

Jake's class runs Jan 13 to Feb 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  Classes run 'as scheduled' even on holiday weekends in Jan-Feb.

 

MON PM HAND-BUILDING: 6-Weeks: Jan 13 to Feb 17


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.

Mon PM Hand-Building SAMPLER - Jan 13 to Feb 17, 6pm-9pm

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 may include succulent planters, mugs, bowls, dinnerware/tableware, vase, and lidded forms!  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 Jan 13 to Feb 17. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.  Classes run as scheduled even on holiday weekends in Jan/Feb.

 

Tuesday AM Hand-Building with Elaine: Jan 15 to Feb 19


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.

Tuesday AM Hand-Building with Elaine - JAN 14 to FEB 18, 10am-1pm

Elaine Pinkernell returns to Higher Fire to present a 6-week workshop-style class!

This January, follow your heart & get creative for 2020!  Elaine's class will focus on making ceramic art (wall-pieces) using super-cool textures & patterns.  Elaine shows how make several slab-built projects, and students learn about alternative firing methods for their decoration & finishing:  mixed media raku, "nicho" alter-like forms, and "faux" raku using high-fire glazes and under-glazes. 

Whether new to clay or an old pro, you'll have a blast expressing yourself as you assemble, 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 Jan 15 to Feb 19.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately. 

 

 

Tuesday PM Just Try It with Joey: Jan 14 to Feb 18


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 TUESDAY PM Pottery Wheel - JAN 14 to FEB 18,  7pm-10pm

Joey offers a fun and enthusiastic style in 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 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.

Joey's class runs Jan 14 to Feb 18 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

Wed PM Alternative Firings with Thomas: Jan 15 to Feb 19


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.

WEDNESDAY PM Wheel Projects - Jan 15 to Feb 19, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months pottery wheel experience... Join Thomas for the Wednesday PM class and explore many alternative kinds of firings!  Students explore raku, horsehair raku, saggar firings, and more!  Thomas also discusses how to make better cylinders and practice shaping skills, and use larger amounts of clay.  Thomas will present methods to customize & alter forms with surface treatments (faceting, roll-on textures, expansion, chattering)... whatever techniques students are interested in!  Bring your ideas & enthusiasm!

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. 

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

 

WED AM WHEEL Projects with Dan Dermer: Jan 15 to Feb 19


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 Wednesday AM Wheel Class - Jan 15 to Feb 19

Intermediate workshop-style class... Higher Fire owner Dan Dermer guides you through 5 projects as well glazing tips & tricks for functional pottery.  This winter, Dan demonstrates several thrown-n-altered forms (platters, large bowls, lidded vessels, teapot, etc.).  We then investigate spray glazing, layered effects & 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 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 Jan 15 to Feb 19. 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. 

 

THUR AM Ikebana Vessels with Linda: Jan 16 to Feb 20


Ikebana Vessels & Geometric Forms

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.

THUR AM Ikebana Vessels with Linda Mau - Jan 16 to Feb 20 - 10am to 1pm

Get ready for Spring... Linda Mau's class will focus on hand-built flower containers specifically appropriate for Ikebana flower arranging. Students create a variety of vessels for both vertical and horizontal arrangements as well as designing their own geometric containers.  Each week we introduce techniques and leave their creative use (and adaptation) to the student. There will also be instruction in various ways to glaze & finish pieces.

Linda also provides mentoring on other projects that students choose - bring your ideas or works in progress. 

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

 

Thurs PM Just Try It with Jonathan: Jan 16 to Feb 20


Beginner 6-Week 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 Thursday PM Pottery Wheel - JAN 16 to FEB 20 - 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 Jan 16 to Feb 20 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

Friday Evening Just Try It with Khaled: Jan 17 to Feb 21


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 - JAN 17 to FEB 21 - 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 Jan 17 to Feb 21 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.  Classes run 'as scheduled' even on holiday weekends in Jan-Feb.

 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 2-2-2 Mini Pottery Workshop


Cost: 199
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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.

 

 

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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