Member Benefits & Pricing

At Higher Fire, membership gives you maximum flexibility and opportunity to pursue your own potter’s journey. Once you have mastered the basics in clay and are familiar with our studio and workflow, we strongly encourage you to become a member.

What’s included?

All memberships include:

  • Classes at steep discounts
  • Unlimited open studio hours
  • Shelf for artwork & materials storage
  • Access to a huge selection of cone 10 glazes made in-house
  • Option to sell your work in our gallery and seasonal shows

Members purchase clay at studio prices (~$36-$55/bag) which includes cone 10 glazes and firing. Locker rental is available.

How much is membership?

  • Regular Membership – $165/month
    • 30 wheels to choose from
    • High and low hand-building tables
    • Huge texture library
  • Firing Membership – $135/month
    • Clay-making is done in your home studio
    • Firing and glazing are done with us
  • Membership is month-to-month with no long-term commitment.
  • Members get discounts for prepaying 6 months (5% off) or 12 months (10% off)
  • We ask everyone to sign up for autopay which may be stopped or cancelled at any time.

Discounts may also be available in exchange for assistance with studio maintenance. Inquire within!

Please note that membership is not intended for production potters or high-volume studio work.

How do I join?

Please click here to request membership.

There is currently no waitlist for membership. Potential members must have at least 6 months of experience (anywhere) or have taken two classes with us. We have two amazing San Jose studios to serve you! Availability varies by location:

Hire Fire Downtown • 499 S. Market St

JTown Clay • 520 N. 7th St

Drop by, call, or email us for more information.