Tacoma's Premier Paint-it-yourself Pottery Studio!
Open Thursday & Friday 4-7 PM
Saturday 11-6 PM Sunday 12-4 PM
No appointment, just walk-in. No studio Fee! Curbside Pick-up & drop-off available!
We are located in
The Painting Panda Pottery Studio is located in this historical building called Freighthouse Square.
Two large parking garages give you ample free parking. Located directly across the street from the studio.
Art Gallery Section
Outside of our studio in Space #63 in the Art Gallery Seciton.
Welcome to the studio!
You have arrived at the Painting Panda Pottery Studio!
Located at: 440 E. 25th St.
# 63, Tacoma, WA 98421
Call us at 253-256-2128
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.
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.