After a 20 year career in politics, studio owner Austin Raglione opened her pottery painting studio on Alberta Street in November 2001. She wanted to share her love of painting pottery and the fun of making art with others.
Austin is frequently in the studio on weekends where she catches up with customers and works on her own creations. Austin’s biggest joy is watching customers relax and have fun, getting to know fellow painters, and experiencing the joy of creating together.
Charlotte, pictured above, is Austin’s furry friend and Mimosa’s mascot.
Kiln Loader Supreme aka Resident Basement Troll
After a long bout of traveling in Central and South America, Amanda is currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Ethics/Policy and Spanish at the University of Portland. She can generally be found biking around North Portland in flow-y pants, foraging for fruit and other wild edibles, and drinking tea on Alberta St.
She also enjoys singing and playing guitar, cooking wholesome food, hiking, practicing yoga and creating art of all kinds. Her favorite part of working at the studio is seeing everyone’s beautiful artwork and feeling inspired!