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About Us!  Our story and philosophy


We are a husband and wife team, that decided to start The Painting Panda Pottery Studio L.L.C., as a way to fill a void in Downtown Tacoma.  With an ever-changing city we wanted to put in a studio that offers locals and visitors a fun activity.  Fed up with chasing job interviews and challenging work-life balance, we felt we can use our collective talents to start our own business.  We love painting pottery and the idea of turning a blank canvas into a personal masterpiece is why we felt the drive to create a painting pottery studio.


PIY!  Paint-it-yourself is what The Painting Panda is all about.  It is a perfect place to take a date, have a kid’s birthday party, or bring friends for creative play.   There is no studio fee, and the price you see on our shelves are the price you pay.  This includes all paint, glazing, and firing.  Walk-ins are welcomed, so no appointment is needed.  



Herschel Wilson


Noelle Wilson

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