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 over 40 glazes, all 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?

Potential members must have at least 6 months of experience, or have taken two classes with us. The wait time for membership is currently running about 2-3 months. We anticipate the waitlist going away once our 2nd studio facility, located a few blocks away in San Jose’s Japantown neighborhood, opens in 2023.

Please click here to be added to our waitlist.

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