HOTplate Pottery & Clayworks

130 W Washington St, Marquette MI 49855
$$ No Food

Relax and do some art-as-therapy with us! Come in anytime to try a variety of arts projects.
HOTplate Pottery offers paint-your-own-pottery, fused glass, board art, and canvas. Our integrated sister studio, Clayworks, offers pottery wheel sessions and playing with clay (by workshop only, book on our class calendar).

All ages and experience levels welcome. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

This reservation system is for HOTplate Pottery (paint-your-own-pottery, fused glass, canvas, or board art in Marquette)

To try clay (pottery wheel or handbuilding), please visit our calendar for open studio dates: http://www.hotplatepottery.com/calendar

Business Info

  • Address: 130 W Washington St, Marquette MI 49855
  • Cross Street: Lower Level of Masonic Square
  • Cuisine: No Food |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Event Venue
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | PayPal | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 9062289577
  • Features: Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Personal Wines Allowed, Healthy Options, BYOB, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, People Watching, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

Closed for Memorial Day
May 27, 2024 Closed

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
HOTplate Pottery 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
HOTplate Pottery 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday
HOTplate Pottery 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday
HOTplate Pottery 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday
HOTplate Pottery 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday
HOTplate Pottery noon - 5 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Reservations are recommended, but not required! We encourage them on the busier weekends, but you're always welcome! (** Workshops/reservations are required for using the pottery wheels **)
No! There's no experience needed to try ANY of our mediums. We know that fused glass and the pottery wheel can both be kind of intimidating - and we are there to help and instruct you!
When you choose to create with clay - handbuilding or pottery wheel - it will take 2 weeks for pickup. There are no rushes available. You will create your clay piece, and then add paint/glaze while it is wet. It then needs to completely dry before it goes through a bisque firing. After it comes out, we add a clear glaze over the entire thing so it's food-safe and watertight, and goes through the kiln one more time.
When you create a fused glass piece, it will take 10-14 days, depending on options requested. A flat glass tile will be the quickest turnaround. Adding holes, jewelry findings, or slump into shape will add additional time onto pickup
Canvas and board art use acrylic paint, which is great for make-and-take projects! If you choose to do the paint-pouring technique, your items will be very wet when you finish. We can hold them overnight to dry, or provide you with a pizza box to make it easy to take home right away. If you choose to add epoxy resin ($10) to seal your pieces, this will add an additional day or more to your pickup time.
Choosing bisque stain (acrylic) allows you to take your pottery the same day. This is not foodsafe/water-tight, so it is only available for decorative pieces. Kiln-fired pottery will be ready for pickup in one week. You can request a rush of up to 4 days turnaround.
If you live in the UP and travel to Marquette regularly, let us know and we'll note that we need to hold your piece for longer than the typical 30 days. If you are visiting and have friends/relatives in the area who can pick up for you, you are welcome to have them do that. We also offer shipping via USPS.
We charge a $25+tax flat rate per address for packaging & shipping up to four small/medium size items. For more than four items, or large pieces, we charge $35.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.9 out of 5 stars based on 313 votes

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Nov 19, 2023
Angie S.
It was fun. Staff was friendly and helpful!

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May 07, 2023
Renee B.
My daughter and her friends had a great time! The hostess of the party was kind, patient, and helpful. We can’t wait to see the finished pieces of fused glass art that were created during the party.

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Apr 06, 2023
Diana M.
It’s a gem. 7.5 & 8.5 year old granddaughters painted for two hours straight through; completely absorbed. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 26, 2023
Jordyn L.
I love hot plate, it has become one of my favorite things to do in Marquette!

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Mar 25, 2023
Claire D.
This was my first time here with my partner and it was so lovely! Miya helped us and made us feel at home even thought neither of us have my experience painting pottery!

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Dec 18, 2022
Nancy H.
It was a great time! Lots of attention and help from staff as needed. I would highly recommend!

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Oct 05, 2022
Eliza B.
So much fun! I love all the options to paint and the many colors they had! Such a fun activity to do in Marquette

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Oct 04, 2022
Tara C.
I brought my new fur babe in to paint today! We had the entire place to ourselves! It was so serene and peaceful. We love HotPlate and all of the fun activities they offer! We will always return!

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Jul 16, 2022
Heather P.
Had an awesome time! Great instructors!

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Jun 24, 2022
Cindy R.
Attendant was wonderful with our group of students. She answered many questions, offered advise, and was very patient and friendly. We all enjoyed the experience and will be back!

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Apr 07, 2022
Tiffany R.
Amazing!!!!

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Mar 31, 2022
Darla G.
Wonderful way to spend some family time.

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Mar 22, 2022
Stephen B.
We brought our grandchildren, ages 7 & 9 here for the first time. They loved it and can't wait to go back. The staff was so helpful and patient. We'll definitely return on their next visit to the U.P.

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Mar 04, 2022
Alyssa B.
Hotplate is the best

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Feb 21, 2022
Emma D.
Didn’t eat the food if there was any so can’t really rate it

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Jan 17, 2022
Beverley H.
Nick was very helpful and friendly !

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Dec 20, 2021
Norma G.
We had a comfortable space with help when we needed it. Our family enjoyed the time spent there.

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Oct 14, 2021
Beverley H.
Worker was so helpful and friendly.

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Oct 09, 2021
Pamela B.
I enjoy the different options of art that you offer. Always a fun time.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 02, 2021
Emily W.
The girl working was extremely helpful and nice. She showed me how to paint plaid and did a small project as I was doing mine to show step by step instructions. Place was clean and organized

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Aug 25, 2021
Amanda A.
didn’t eat food but had a great time!

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Apr 28, 2021
April R.
Had such a fun time! Was in town for the day and we had a blast painting our artwork! Will be back!

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Apr 17, 2021
Antoinette S.
there was really cool/rad chick there who helped us through the entire process! we had a great time! thank you!

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Apr 01, 2021
Maryellen G.
My kids love it there. The take home kits are great. Staff was helpful and very friendly.

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Apr 01, 2021
Kimberly S.
Hot plate was fantastic as always. My daughter and me had a wonderful time painting and the young lady working was very sweet and helpful.

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Mar 29, 2021
Ellen L.
My friend and I had a great time, as always, at HOTPlate! Can't wait to get my pottery when it is ready. :)

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Mar 26, 2021
Kelli B.
Melissa was there to help us and she was wonderful! The kids had so much fun picking out their pieces and painting them! Thank you!

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Nov 14, 2020
Beth K.
Always enjoy painting at Hot Plate. Joy is always very helpful.

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Nov 12, 2020
Ann P.
I am not an accomplished ceramic painter and I was very thankful for all the help and assistance that was provided for me while I was making gifts to give.

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Oct 04, 2020
Stacey R.
The people working were very helpful and the store was clean which made us feel safe. We will definitely go back again. Thanks for being open with options to choose from.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2020
Lisa R.
This was enjoyable. Great music and great selection of items to paint. I loved the way they took cleaning and washing hands so seriously. I would recommend coming here if you have a couple of hours to spare.

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Sep 27, 2020
Vanessa F.
Very nice people working there. Had a great time.

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Sep 14, 2020
Madi P.
I loved the atmosphere. It was really nice to just hangout with my friends and listen to good music while painting. The covid preventions are also really smart.

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Sep 06, 2020
Laurie T.
No food served

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Jul 25, 2020
Daniel F.
Great little pottery design studio.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2020
Lizzie I.
Absolutely LOVE coming here. We go once a year and it just keeps getting better. All of the workers are incredibly kind and helpful. Will continue going back each and every year!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2020
Kerry S.
I gave food a 10 because there was no option for NA there was no food. But everything was great

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 26, 2020
Beth K.
Melissa, my granddaughter and I always have a great time painting. All the girls you have working are always wonderful ❤️. On the 10th of June, Joy was able to enlarge the print off of a Wedding invitation for the platter I'm giving them as their gift. So the font matches. Alyssa is always helpful and pleasant. I miss seeing Stephanie and Justine, but love them too. I show a lot of people the projects that we make telling them it's very relaxing and fun. Can't wait til we get back to "normal".

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 16, 2023
Valerie P.
My grandkids always have fun at hotplate! Taking a more than one kid at a time is kind of a shock to the pocketbook but overall it is worth the time together and the memories made! Atrium is a little loud and distracting with people going by but that can’t be helped.

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 04, 2022
Elizabeth T.
This was a great time with my niece and her friend. I didn't know that there was food, hence the 0 because I couldn't rate that not because it was bad. I like that you can also work out in the halls. I was never explained pricing, so it was a little expensive for us since we pick items based on our likes instead of what we could afford. This is also my fault because I should've asked. However, we did have a great time and can't to see our final product.

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 15, 2022
Anne P.
We enjoyed our visit a lot. The service was great. The low inventory didn’t permit us to make the things we hoped to make. We do understand the supply shortages are everywhere.

Overall: 9/10
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Jul 30, 2021
Paxton B.
There was no food, besides that it was very fun!

Overall: 8/10
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Apr 07, 2021
Jen E.
The space was clean and quiet.

Overall: 7/10
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Nov 13, 2023
Kayla A.
With the location moves, this one’s the most crowded. Really hard to just relax and focus when you’re crammed in, constantly being bumped by others getting their supplies. Feels sub par these days sadly, used to be a highlight to come here.