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Tacoma's Premier Full Service Paint-it-yourself Pottery Studio!

No appointments needed - Walk-ins welcome!

Store Hours:  Open Thursday & Friday 4:30-7 PM,
Saturday 11-6 PM, Sunday 11-5 PM

Call us at 253-256-2128

** All pieces are ready for pickup a week after you paint.  Just
stop in and pickup during our business hours.




Our Studio

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Covid 19

Here is the latest news on Covid-19 and our studio!


We offer workshops and classes here!

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Want to paint outside the studio?  Get a Paint to go kit!


We work with other local business and organizations.

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When it is the holidays or to see special events, click here!


Return customers get 10% off.  Check out  other discounts!

News Stories

The studio has been in the local news!


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Host your special day or birthday party here!

About Us

Our family story and philosophy!


Our blog is about future thoughts, plans, and ideas.

No appointment, just walk-in.  No studio Fee!   Curbside Pick-up & drop-off available!

We are located in

We are located in

We are located in Freighthouse Square.

Free Parking!

Free Parking!

Two large parking garages for parking.

Art Gallery Section

Art Gallery Section

Outside of our studio in Space #63 in the Art Gallery Seciton.

Welcome to the studio!

Welcome to the studio!

You have arrived at the Painting Panda Pottery Studio!

Retail Site

Located at: 602 E. 25th St.
Bottom Floor (#78)
Tacoma, WA 98421

Open Thursday & Friday 4:30-7 PM
Saturday 11-6 PM Sunday 11-5 PM

Call us at 253-256-2128


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Hungry or thirsty?  We have the snacks you need at the Panda Pantry, located inside the studio!

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Born and raised in Kentucky, Herschel Wilson is a college grad from Western Kentucky University as well as from Indiana University - Purdue University of Indianapolis.  After working in the corporate world for Lockheed Martin as well as Lowe's Corporate, Herschel moved from Indianapolis to Albuquerque, to Seattle.  Finally settling in Tacoma with a wife, 3 kids, 2 cats, and a dog.  His dream of owning a business was fulfilled when he made the steps of starting and funding The Painting Panda Pottery Studio.  He then partnered with his wife, who is the creative genius behind the business, and played an integral part in the company's name.

Herschel Wilson



Born in South Korea and raised in Indiana, Noelle is a graduate from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and holds a Master's of Social Work from Indiana University. Noelle has worked in numerous non-profits but has made most of her career working in higher education at various colleges and universities. Proud mother of 3 daughters, she stays busy taking care of her family and enjoys gardening at home. An avid frequenter to paint-it-yourself studios in Indiana, New Mexico, and Washington, as well as a lover of pandas - it was a given that she would help give light to the name and business concept. In concert with Herschel, Noelle helps to provide the creative vision to the business and interfaces with customers most frequently. She helps to make painters feel welcomed and inspired when they visit the studio. 

Noelle Wilson

Land Acknowledgement

  • We acknowledge that we are on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup Tribe. The Puyallup people have lived on and stewarded these lands since the beginning of time, and continue to do so today. We recognize that this land acknowledgement is one small step toward true allyship and we commit to uplifting the voices, experiences, and histories of the Indigenous people of this land and beyond.

  • ʔuk’ʷədiid čəł ʔuhigʷəd txʷəl tiiɫ ʔa čəɫ ʔal tə swatxʷixʷtxʷəd ʔə tiiɫ puyaləpabš. ʔa ti dxʷʔa ti swatxʷixʷtxʷəd ʔə tiiɫ puyaləpabš ʔəsɫaɫaɫlil tul’al tudiʔ tuhaʔkʷ. didiʔɫ ʔa həlgʷəʔ ʔal ti sləx̌il. dxʷəsɫaɫlils həlgʷəʔ gʷəl ƛ’uyayus həlgʷəʔ gʷəl ƛ’uƛ’ax̌ʷad həlgʷəʔ tiiɫ bədədəʔs gʷəl tix̌dxʷ həlgʷəʔ tiił ʔiišəds həlgʷəʔ gʷəl ƛ’uʔalalus həlgʷəʔ gʷəl ƛ’utxʷəlšucidəb. x̌ʷəla···b ʔə tiiɫ tuyəl’yəlabs. We gratefully honor and acknowledge that we rest on the traditional lands of the Puyallup People. The Puyallup people have lived on this land since the beginning of time. They are still here today. They live, work, raise their children, take care of their community, practice their traditional ways and speak the Twulshootseed language – just as their ancestors did.

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