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 -- FALL 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 SEPT-OCT:

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Sept 9 to Oct 14 with Sheila (13 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Tuesdays, 7-10pm, Sept 3 to Oct 8 with Joey (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Thursdays, 10am-1pm, Sept 5 to Oct 10 with Thomas (10 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Thursdays, 7-10pm, Sept 5 to Oct 10  with Jonathan (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, Sept 6 to Oct 11  with Khaled (1 seat available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Sept 7 to Oct 12  with Stacy (CLASS FULL - call to waitlist)
  • Saturdays, 2pm-5pm, Sept 7 to Oct 12 with Kevin (CLASS 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.

 

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.

 

TUES AM Surface Decor with Linda: Sep 3 to Oct 8


Surface Decoration Techniques

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 Ceramics Techniques with Linda - SEP 3 to OCT 8 - 10am to 1pm

Get ready... Linda Mau's popular class on surface decoration techniques is back for fall!  Linda shows a myriad of ways to spice up your work!  Each week, she demonstrates a new surface decoration technique, applicable to either wheel and hand-built projects.  Techniques may include texturing, sgraffito, porcelain & colored slip mishima, Batik oxide stains, mocha diffusion, custom mylar stencils, and much more).  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. 

 

Tuesday PM Just Try It with Joey: Sep 3 to Oct 8


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 TUESDAY PM Pottery Wheel - SEPT 3 to OCT 8,  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 Sept 3 to Oct 8 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio.

 

Wed PM Wheel with Hsin-Chuen Lin: SEP 4 to OCT 9


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-Chuen Lin - SEP 4 to OCT 9, 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.

 

WED AM WHEEL Projects with Robin: Sept 4 to Oct 9


Intermediate Wheel Projects & Skills

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 "Foot Focus" Class - Sept 4 to Oct 9

Robin takes your trimming skills to the next level!  Upgrade your bowls with creative footwork -- students explore subtleties of a well-trimmed foot and beyond. If you are stuck in a trimming rut, or looking to improve your skills, this class is for you!  We will play with different shapes, functions, and work our way up to pedestal bowls with both thrown and hand-built components. There will even be some drawing games to loosen up our creativity.

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 Sept 4 to Oct 9. 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 TILE MURAL with Jamie: 6-Weeks: SEP 5 to OCT 10


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 - SEP 5 to OCT 10, 10am-1pm

Jamie's super-popular tile mural class is back for fall!  Students learn to create a realistic and colorful clay tile mural -- possibly a pet portrait or any 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 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 SEP 5 to OCT 10.  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!

 

Thursday Morning Just Try It with Thomas: Sep 5 to Oct 10


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 Thursday PM Pottery Wheel - SEPT 5 to OCT 10,  10am - 1pm

Beginners welcome!  Thomas offers a fun, supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel, Thursday 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.

Thomas' class runs Sep 5 to Oct 10 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

Thurs PM Just Try It with Jonathan: Sep 5 to Oct 10


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 - SEPT 5 to OCT 10 - 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 Sept 5 to Oct 10 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: Sept 6 to Oct 11


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 - SEP 6 to OCT 11 - 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 Sept 6 to Oct 11 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 


 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: Sep 7 to Oct 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 Saturday Morning Pottery Wheel - SEP 7 to OCT 12 - 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 Sept 7 to Oct 12 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Kevin: Sep 7 to Oct 12


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 PM Wheel Class - SEP 7 to OCT 12 - 2pm - 5pm

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

Kevin's class runs Sept 7 to Oct 12 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Monday Morning Just Try It with Sheila: Sep 9 to Oct 14


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

 

MON PM HAND-BUILDING PROJECTS: 6-Weeks: Sept 9 to Oct 14


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 Basics Class - SEP 9 to OCT 14, 6pm-9pm

Learn the basics of hand-building with clay. Our instructors help you create personalized items for the table!  Have fun creating and assembling all kinds of texture-impressed super-cool pieces!  Fall projects may include coffee pour-overs & mugs, trays, darted & folded forms, vases, and much 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 20 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more.

6-Week class runs SEP 9 to OCT 14. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Mon PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Shawn: Sept 9 to Oct 14


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 Pottery Wheel Projects Class - SEP 9 to OCT 14, 7-10pm

Take your work to the next level!  For students with 3-6 months experience, Shawn's intermediate wheel class will focus on making your best functional ware!  Let's explore cooking & serving pieces for fall entertaining,  elegant sets, using slip for continuity & surface design, and glazing techniques.  Projects may include casseroles, teapots, mugs, pitcher & tumbler sets and more!  Students should bring other project ideas & pictures for inspiration to the first night of 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 24 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more. 

Shawn's class runs SEP 9 to OCT 14 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

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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