Welcome to Market 124's paint your own pottery page! If you have questions about how paint your own pottery works at Market 124, read on!


  • When can I paint pottery?

      Pottery can be painted anytime during business

      hours at Market 124. Monday- Saturday

      10:00am - 5:00pm Thursdays till 7:00pm.


  • Do I need to make a reservation?

     No, you don't need to make a reservation unless you

     have 6 people or more. Walk-ins are welcome! Make

     sure you allow enough time to be finished painting

     before Market 124 closes.


  • How much does painting pottery cost?

     We have a wide variety of items anywhere from $4

     figurines, $12 mugs and plates to $30-$40 platters.

     Each item is individually priced and includes all

     costs. There are no painting fees at Market 124!


  • What do I do if I don't finish my pottery right away?

     If you don't finish your pottery don't worry! We'll pack

     it up for you to take home and bring back to

     finish at a later time. Payment is only required the

     first time you paint.


  • How long does it take to get my painted pottery back?

     It takes about a week to two weeks to get your

     pottery back. We wait till our 10 cubic foot kiln is full
     to fire. Sometimes it fills up fast and sometimes it
     takes a little more time.


  • How do I schedule a Painting Party?

     You can call us during our business hours and

     schedule a private party. Great for birthdays, friends'

     night out, or even retirement parties! If the party is

     after hours there is a $10/hour charge. Ask about our

     upstairs pottery room that seats up to 40 people.


  • Can I bring snacks, cupcakes, alcohol to a party?

     We are a proud partner with Grandma Sugar's

     Cupcakery and so we ask that you not bring

     cupcakes to Market 124. Grandma Sugar's bakes

     cupcakes in house, fresh every day. Market 124 also

     sells Iowa wine and so we ask you do not bring your

     own wine into our store. Other food, snacks or

     alcohol is allowed (provided you're 21). We will

     happily provide you with a list of downtown

     restaurants as well as take out menus if you ask!


  • Do I need to bring painting clothes?

     No. The paint used on the pottery is not like other

     paints (It's actually a glaze) and it will wash out of

     clothes. We do have some aprons available to be

     used on a first come, first served basis.


  • Can I use my finished pottery?

     Yes! We put a clear glaze over your piece before

     firing to ensure that it will be sealed and safe to use.

     Your pottery is lead-free, microwave and dishwasher

     safe. *Your pottery will last longer if you

     hand-wash it.

Paint Your Own Pottery

Market 124