Tour the Tileworks

Tour Information and Schedule

Note about our building: We love showing the public what we do, but it's important to note that we run kilns. Lots of them. And they're really hot. It's impossible for us to climate control most of our production facility. In the spring, summer and fall when it's even slightly warm outside, the temperature inside the Tilworks is much, much higher. If you are sensitive to high temperatures, we recommend you use caution while on our tour. This is a walking tour that lasts over an hour, and due to safety concerns, we are unable to provide seating throughout the factory. While we will take all the measures possible to make the tour pleasant for our customers, we suggest that you arrive hydrated and in cool, comfortable clothing so you may enjoy the tour.

Every Tuesday at 3pm and every Thursday at 11am, rain or shine, we offer a free tour of the Tileworks. You can browse our studio gallery, meet our staff, learn about our company history, and observe our tile-making process firsthand. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes and are best for ages 8 to adult. Please call ahead for group reservations of 10 or more.

Private Tours: If you are unable to make it to one of our free public tours, private tours are available. Private tours are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 10am and 3pm. The fee is $125 per 25 people. To make a reservation, e-mail us at tours@motawi.com

Tours During the Holidays 2016: We will be holding our regular public tours on the following dates during the holidays:

  • December 20 at 3pm
  • December 22 at 11am
  • December 27 at 3pm
  • December 29 at 11am
  • For the safety of our customers and guests, we will be suspending our tours from January 2-January 13, 2017 due to the arrival and installation of our new kiln and dryer system. The gallery shop WILL remain open during that time. Read more here.

170 Enterprise Drive

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103
734.213.0017