Cost: $ 199
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This June, Higher Fire will host a weekend participation workshop with Ben Carter!

JUNE 24-25, 2017


[7 seats available]

In this 2-day workshop, Ben Carter demonstrates techniques for integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery.


Participants learn methods of slip decorating, sgraffito, underglaze painting, stamping and other mark-making techniques.

Through demonstrations & hands-on exercises, workshop attendees will explore & practice:

  • Methods for throwing with less water to create a softer surface
  • Quick manipulations of form for expressive gestural pots
  • Techniques for drawing on clay:  sgraffito, wax resists, and underglaze painting

Additional discussions of marketing, social media and the changing landscape of contemporary craft will leave attendees recharged, rejuvenated and ready to grow!

COST:  $199 / $179 (members)   Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, 10am – 5pm.  Includes 25lbs clay, FREE PARKING, breakfast/coffee/tea.  Each student gets their own wheel.

Max enrollment is 18.

Ben Carter is a studio potter, workshop leader, and social media enthusiast based in Santa Cruz, CA. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University, and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes being an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, and the Ceramic Research Center Guldagergaard in Skelskor, Denmark.




Cost: $ 179
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Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, 10am - 5pm

$179 for Hi-Fi members




Cost: $ 39
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Sunday, July 9, 10am - 2pm

$39 for Hi-Fi members - up to 3 pieces.



Cost: $ 49
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Sunday, July 9, 10am - 2pm

Anthony Rollins hosts a mini-workshop on saggar firing!  Participants learn to prepare & fire their own pieces in aluminum foil saggars. Explore colors achievable with ferric chloride, sugar, sawdust, copper, steel wool, and epsom salts. Bring 3-4 pieces of bisqueware (small to medium-ish), preferably made of white stoneware or porcelain, though other clays work too (pieces with terra sigillata applied work great).
Participation fee covers materials & firing, instruction & kiln supervision. 

Anthony's next session is planned for July 9 from 10am to 2pm.  Max 8 people.  Extra pieces, or oversized items, may get fired for an additional cost -- time & space permitting.

Cost     $49 for non-members    


Enjoy FREE PARKING in our lot. 

Higher Fire welcomes nationally recognized clay artists and local superstars for workshops and lectures. Workshops are generally held on weekends and are open to clay artists of all levels. We strive to make all our workshops highly interactive and inclusive of hands-on practice time.

Workshop Registration and Refund Policies:

  • Tuition due in full at time of registration
  • Tuition is refundable until two weeks before the workshop, less a $25 non-refundable registration fee
  • Workshops with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled and payment fully refunded

Please check back for upcoming workshops from visiting artists…

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