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 -- LATE SPRING dates below --

Cost: 239
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 $49 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 LATE SPRING 2017 :

  • Monday mornings, 10am-1pm, May 8 to Jun 19 with Kedrick (8 seats available)
  • Tuesday nights, 7-10pm, May 9 to Jun 13 with Thomas (11 seats available)
  • Thursday nights, 7-10pm, May 11 to Jun 15 with Jonathan (8 seats available)
  • Friday nights, 7-10pm, May 12 to Jun 16 with Khaled (9 seats available)
  • Saturday mornings, 10am - 1pm, May 13 to Jun 17 with Stacy (11 seats available)
  • Saturday afternoons, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, May 13 to Jun 17 with Megan (7 seats available)
Following registration, contact the studio by phone or email to reserve a space in one of the above classes.

Max class size is ~15 depending on day/time. Each student gets their own wheel.  Makeups for missed classes are flexible and available on alternative "Just Try It" class days;  makeups 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 $49


Unlimited Studio Time, 8-pc Toolkit, and 25lbs Premium Clay

Cost: 49
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 $49 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.

 

Monday AM Just Try It with Kedrick: May 8 to Jun 19


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 239
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 - MAY 8 to JUN 19 - 10am - 1pm

Beginners welcome!  Kedrick 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 $49.

Kedrick's class runs May 8 to Jun 19 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

MON PM INTERMEDIATE Wheel with Joey: May 8 to June 19


Cost: 239
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 8 to June 19, 7-10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience: Joey's intermediate wheel class will focus on making better functional pottery, perfect for spring & summer entertaining -- plates & bowls, mugs & tumblers, narrow neck vases & altered forms, and much 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 20 electric wheels, slab-roller, extruder, and more. 

Joey's class runs May 8 to June 19 and includes UNLIMITED open studio time -- a feature of all our project-based classes.  No class is held on Monday, May 29 due to Memorial Day -- Joey's 6 week class is spread over 7 weeks! Clay & tools sold separately. 

 

Tuesday Evening Just Try It with Thomas: May 9 to Jun 13


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 239
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 - May 9 to Jun 13 - 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 1:30-4:30pm.  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 $49.

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

 

TUES AM HAND-BUILDING with Jamie: 6-Weeks: May 9 to June 13


Hand-Building Class - Beginners Welcome

Cost: 239
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 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 slab-built, super-cool pieces!  Past projects have included coffee mugs & pour-over filters, nesting bowls, condiment servers, making your own texture tools with plaster, slab-built platters & serving trays, 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 May 9 to June 13. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

TUES PM HAND-BUILDING with Jeannine: May 9 to June 13


Hand-Building Class - Beginners Welcome

Cost: 239
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 GARDEN POTTERY Hand-Building Class - May 9 to Jun 13, 6pm-9pm

NEW! Higher Fire welcomes Jeannine Meidinger for a special 6-week garden-themed hand-building class.  Get inspired with new projects each week -- garden shrines, colorful orbs, plant-markers, tea light holders, sunflowers, star flowers, totems & much more.  Can we do it all?  Students will decide on 4-5 projects plus learn glazing & finishing skills.

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 9 to June 13. Includes open studio time & use of wheels if experienced; clay & tools sold separately.

 

Wednesday AM Teapots with Miki: May 10 to Jun 14


Intermediate Wheel Projects Class

Cost: 239
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 Morning Teapots with Miki - MAY 10 to JUN 14, 10am-1pm

For students with 3-6 months experience or more... When a covered jar with a handle and a spout come together to pour a cup of tea, we call it a teapot.  In this 6-week course, Miki Shim-Rutter shares her best practices and takes this concept farther to explore aesthetic form and technical construction of a functional teapot.  Ambition & repetition make better pots, so let's try for 6 or more per student so we can have a tea party at the end of class; Miki will demonstrate a multitude of styles to keep it interesting!  Other topics include handles and lids, carving, texturing & stamping for varied surfaces, and glazing strategies to showcase your work.

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.

6-Week class runs May 10 to June 14 and includes one scheduled 3-hour class per week and unlimited practice time during open studio hours.  Clay sold separately. 

 

 

 

Wed PM Wheel Projects with Hsin: May 10 to June 14


Intermediate Wheel Project Class

Cost: 239
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 10 to June 14, 7pm - 10pm

For students with 3-6 months experience. or more...  Let's make small, gorgeous sets!  Hsin teaches 4-5 projects and glazing: small nested bowl set, sake set, sugar and creamer and many other cool projects!  Glazing topics may include wax resist designs/overlay, two-tone glaze combinations, and strategies to showcase texture.

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 with Scott: May 11 to June 15, 10am - 1pm


Beginners Welcome!

Cost: 239
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.

Thursday Hand Building Class - May 11 to Jun 15, 10am - 1pm

Scott Jennings uses thin slabs of stoneware or porcelain to create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind vessels for the table. From his trademark Cyclone Cups to Wave Platters, each piece gets pinched, stretched, patterned and assembled completely by hand.  Class projects may include soft-slab cups, plates, coil vessels, wave bowls, pitcher, vase and more...

"I choose to make pottery because of the excitement and satisfaction that I get from discovering new forms. I am interested in utilitarian vessels and find that they provide endless avenues to explore form and surface design. Each piece that I make stands in stark contrast to the manufactured goods of the world around us; they are imperfect, irregular, and not exactly repeatable. I strive to make pieces that are visually stunning and that have friendly tactile qualities. Ultimately I hope that the user contemplates how ceramics with unique characteristics can fit into and enhance their daily routines." -Scott Jennings
 
Cost:  $239.  Includes practice hours during open studio time; clay & tools sold separately. 

 

Thurs PM Just Try It with Jonathan: May 11 to Jun 15


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 239
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 11 to Jun 15 - 7-10pm

Jonathan provides an enthusiastic & fun approach to teaching you how to make 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 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 $49.

Jonathan's class runs May 11 to Jun 15 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days or by arrangement with the studio. 

 

THURS AM KIDS WHEEL (Ages 10-17)


Beginning Pottery Wheel

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.

6-Week Thursday AM Pottery Wheel - May 11 to Jun 15 - 10am to 12:30pm

Kids age 10 to 17 welcome. Jamie & Dan invite you to spin clay on pottery wheel this spring!  We'll have a blast making and glazing bowls, cups, birdhouses and more.  Choose from a broad palette of glazes- all food-safe, non-toxic, dishwasher and microwave safe.
 
Thursdays 10am - 12:30pm, May 11 to Jun 15. Includes 2-hour lesson each week, 30 minutes clean up time, use of studio tools, clay, glazing & firing.  $199
 
Enjoy free daytime parking in our lot.

 

Fri PM Just Try It with Khaled: May 12 to Jun 16


Beginner 6-Week pottery wheel class

Cost: 239
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 12 TO JUN 16 - 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 $49.

Khaled's class runs May 12 to Jun 16 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.


 

Saturday Afternoon Just Try It with Megan: May 13 to Jun 17


Cost: 239
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 13 to Jun 17 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Beginners welcome!  Megan 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 $49.

Megan's class runs May 13 to Jun 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days. 

 

Saturday Morning Just Try It with Stacy: May 13 to Jun 17


Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Cost: 239
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 Wheel Class - May 13 to Jun 17 - 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 $49.

Stacy's class runs May 13 to Jun 17 with makeups for missed classes on alternative "Just Try It" class days.

 

GIFT CERTIFICATE for 6-Week Class


Cost: 239
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 $239 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 $239 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: 179
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 $179 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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