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 starting late October:

  • Mondays, 10am-1pm, Oct 28 to Dec 9 with Cristina (15 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Mondays, 7-10pm, Oct 28 to Dec 9 with Jake (9 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Wednesdays, 7pm-10pm, Oct 30 to Dec 11 with Hsin (12 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Fridays, 7-10pm, Nov 1 to Dec 13  with Khaled (14 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, Nov 2 to Dec 14 with Stacy (12 seats available - ENROLL)
  • Saturdays, 2pm-5pm, Nov 2 to Dec 14 with Emily (11 seats available - ENROLL) 

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.  There are no classes the week of Thanksgiving.  Late fall session is 6 classes spread over 7 weeks.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Monday Morning Just Try It with Cristina: Oct 28 to Dec 9


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 - OCT 28 to DEC 9,  10am-1pm

Cristina 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.

Cristina's class runs Oct 28 to Dec 9 (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 the week of Thanksgiving.

 

Monday Evening Just Try It with Jake: Oct 28 to Dec 9


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 - OCT 28 to DEC 9 - 7PM TO 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 Oct 28 to Dec 9 (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 the week of Thanksgiving.

 

Wednesday Evening Just Try It with Hsin: Oct 30 to Dec 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 Wednesday PM Pottery Wheel - OCT 30 to DEC 11 - 7-10pm

Beginners welcome!  Hsin-Chuen Lin 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 30 to Dec 11 (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 the week of Thanksgiving.

 

Friday Evening Just Try It with Khaled: Nov 1 to Dec 13


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 - NOV 1 to DEC 13 - 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 1 to Dec 13 (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 the week of Thanksgiving.

 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Emily: Nov 2 to Dec 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 Saturday PM Wheel Class - NOV 2 to DEC 14 - 2pm - 5pm

Beginners welcome!  Emily 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.

Emily's class runs Nov 2 to Dec 14 (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 the weekend of Thanksgiving.

 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: Nov 2 to Dec 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 Saturday AM Pottery Wheel - NOV 2 to DEC 14 - 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 Nov 2 to Dec 14 (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 the weekend of Thanksgiving.

 

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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