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Take A Spin – Mini Pottery Workshop

Try our new mini pottery wheel workshop for beginners…great for couples, friends, or small groups.

Enjoy a small group lesson on the pottery wheel with step-by-step instruction. Each person makes 2 pieces in two hours, guaranteed. Course includes the 2-hour guided lesson, use of studio tools and clay, choice of 15 glaze colors, and firing for 2 pieces.

Each student gets their own wheel. Instructor pre-centers your clay. Items are fired, finished, and ready for pickup within 3-4 weeks. Minimum age for the pottery wheel is 12.

Don’t see an open class? Have a gift certificate? Call or email us — we often reserve a few seats for gift certificate holders. Take a Spin classes are offered year-round. Check back often for more options!


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Just Try It – Beginning Pottery Wheel

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 and dishwasher safe! Your six-week course includes one 3-hour class per week, your own tool kit, clay, and glazes. We take care of the firing!

Classes are limited to 16 students. Please review our cancellation policy before purchasing tickets. If you cannot attend all six classes, please consider enrolling in a future class. There are no make-ups for missed classes. There are no refunds or deferrals once class begins.

Don’t see an open class? We offer new 6-week classes every two months. Sessions are Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, and so on. We post the new classes about 6 weeks before their start dates.


Just Try It Classes

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Just Try It – Monday Morning

Higher Fire 499 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

Beginners welcome! Nic offers an enthusiastic and supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...

Get Tickets $349.00 7 tickets left

Just Try It – Tuesday Afternoon

Higher Fire 499 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

Beginners welcome! Ian offers a practical and enthusiastic approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...

Get Tickets $349.00 11 tickets left

Just Try It – Thursday Afternoon

Higher Fire 499 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

Beginners welcome! Keith offers a calm and supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...

Get Tickets $349.00 11 tickets left

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Projects Classes – Handbuilding & Intermediate Wheel

All of our project classes include open studio time. Clay and tools are sold separately.

Projects Classes

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Tues AM Hand-Building with Elaine

Higher Fire 499 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

Hand-building class with emphasis on slab construction and cool surface textures! 

Get Tickets $80.00 – $349.00 14 tickets left

Tues PM Wheel Project Sampler

Higher Fire 499 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

New! Explore a variety of wheel-thrown vessels with 3 fabulous instructors...

Get Tickets $80.00 – $349.00 5 tickets left

Wed AM Wheel Projects with Hsin

Higher Fire 499 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

For students with 6+ months experience, Hsin's intermediate wheel class delights with new projects for spring....

Get Tickets $80.00 – $349.00 18 tickets left

Fri PM Wheel Projects with Khaled

Higher Fire 499 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

Advanced beginner to intermediate pottery wheel projects - take your skills to the next level!

Get Tickets $80.00 – $349.00 4 tickets left

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Classes make a great gift! Click here to see our Gift Certificate Options.

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