Deposits and Balances

A $100 deposit is required to enroll. The balance must be paid online by the Wednesday before the term begins. If balances are not paid on time your deposit is forfeit and your space offered to others.

Eight Week Adult Classes Withdrawal

Normal  terms: If students withdraw within 5 to 10 days of the start of the term, a $50 withdrawal fee will be charged. Within four days of the beginning of the term, a $100 withdrawal fee will be charged. Once classes have started there will be no refunds at all.

Green Phase restrictions: NOTE: GREEN does not mean there are no restrictions. We are not out of the woods yet… Fireborn has made accommodations: we have allowed for social distancing; we have reduced class size; we have policies in place for sanitizing; we have eliminated make-up classes so groups don’t mix. ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF will be required to wear a properly fitting face mask at all times.

Mandatory Closure

If classes are canceled due to government mandates, such as we experienced with Covid 19, ….

During weeks 1 or 2  we will give a 50% refund, no credit option because it is complicated to track.
During weeks 3 or 4 we will give a 25% refund.
After 4 weeks no refund will be given.
All work that reached the trimmed stage will be bisqued and made available for students to claim. Glazed pots will be fired when we reopen. 

Workshops Withdrawal

No refunds will be given within two weeks of the workshop.

Scheduling Make-up Classes

For make-up classes information click here.

Cancelations Due to Foul Weather

If the Pittsburgh Public Schools have a 2-hour delay or are closed, Fireborn MAY close or delay also. Schools sometimes close because of cold weather, but cold weather is not a sufficient reason for us to delay or close. Delays and closings for Fireborn will be posted here by 8:30 a.m. for morning classes and 4:30 p.m. for evening classes. We will reschedule if feasible.

Cancelations of an Eight Week Class

Fireborn may cancel an 8-week class due to insufficient enrollment, in which case deposits will be refunded.