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 -- SPRING 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 MAR-APR :

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Mar 4 to Apr 15 with Robin (8 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Mondays, 7-10pm, Mar 4 to Apr 15 with Thomas (FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Wednesdays, 7-10pm, Mar 6 to Apr 17 with Hsin (FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Thursdays, 10am-1pm, Mar 7 to Apr 18 with Kevin (9 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, Mar 8 to Apr 19 with Khaled (6 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Mar 9 to Apr 20 with Stacy (FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Mar 9 to Apr 20 with Natalie (FULL - call to waitlist)

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: Mar 4 to Apr 15


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel 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 Monday PM Pottery Wheel - MAR 4 to APR 15,  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 Mar 4 to Apr 15 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 Mar 25-31.

 

Monday PM Just Try It with Thomas: Mar 4 to Apr 15


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 - MAR 4 to APR 15,  7pm-10pm

Beginners welcome!  Thomas offers a fun, supportive 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.

Thomas' class runs Mar 4 to Apr 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No classes are held the week of Mar 25-31.

 

TUES AM Hand-Building with Linda: Mar 5 to Apr 16


Hand-Built Porcelain Tableware

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.

TUES AM Hand-Building with Linda - MAR 5 to APR 16 - 10am to 1pm

Explore hand-built porcelain tableware -- both functional and decorative -- with Linda Mau!  Projects may include plates, trays, cups, bowls, and flower vases.  Linda also shares skillful glazing techniques, and special handling secrets for working with porcelain.  All are welcome, but previous hand-building experience is a plus...  Linda also provides mentoring on other projects that students choose - bring your ideas or works in progress.  Each week Linda introduces new techniques or forms, 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 Mar 25-31.

 

Tues PM Wheel Projects with Kedrick: Mar 5 to Apr 16


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.

Tuesday PM Wheel Projects with Kedrick - MAR 5 to APR 16, 7pm-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience or more... This class will focus on throwing, altering, slicing & dicing!  Build your confidence in carving & cutting pieces to create windows, cool edges, and geometric effects.  Projects include a modern berry bowl, faceted dishes, darted forms, and other functional & decorative items for entertaining.

Kedrick also discusses effective glazing techniques, and how to get the best results with specific glazes & overlaps (layering).

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.

 

 

 

TUES PM HAND-BUILDING SAMPLER: Mar 5 to Apr 16, 6pm-9pm


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.

6-Week Hand-Building SAMPLER Class - MAR 5 to APR 16, 6pm-9pm

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:  mug, woven basket, covered box/jar, teapot, stone & miniature sculpture -- each week a new direction!  We will use both soft- and hard-slab construction techniques, as well as extruded coils, 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 5 to Apr 16.  Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Wed PM Just Try It with Hsin-Chuen Lin: Mar 6 to Apr 17


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 Wednesday PM Pottery Wheel - Mar 6 to Apr 17- 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 Mar 6 to Apr 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No classes are held the week of Mar 25-31.

 

WED AM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Joey: Mar 6 to Apr 17


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 - MAR 6 to APR 17, 10am-1pm

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 Mar 6 to Apr 17 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 Mar 25-31.

 

Thursday Morning Just Try It with Kevin: Mar 7 to Apr 18


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 THURSDAY Wheel Class - MAR 7 to APR 18 - 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 Mar 7 to Apr 18 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No classes are held the week of Mar 25-31.

 

THURS AM HAND-BUILDING SAMPLER: Mar 7 to Apr 18, 10am-1pm


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.

6-Week Hand-Building SAMPLER Class - MAR 7 to APR 18, 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:  mug, woven basket, covered box/jar, teapot, stone & miniature sculpture -- each week a new direction!  We will use both soft- and hard-slab construction techniques, as well as extruded coils, 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 INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Jonathan: Mar 7 to Apr 18


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 - MAR 7 to APR 18, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience... Jonathan’s intermediate wheel class will focus on cooking & serving vessels, perfect for spring 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 Mar 7 to Apr 18 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 Mar 25-31.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: Mar 8 to Apr 19


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel 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 Friday PM Pottery Wheel - MAR 8 to APR 19 - 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 8 to Apr 19 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No classes are held the week of Mar 25-31.


 

Saturday AM Just Try It with Stacy: Mar 9 to Apr 20


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 Morning Pottery Wheel - MAR 9 to APR 20 - 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 Mar 9 to Apr 20 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.   No classes are held the week of Mar 25-31.

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Natalie: Mar 9 to Apr 20


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 PM Wheel Class - MAR 9 to APR 20 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Beginners welcome!  Natalie 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 $59.

Natalie's class runs Mar 9 to Apr 20 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.  No classes are held the week of Mar 25-31. 

 

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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