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Esther's Piñata Shop

Artist

Folk Art, Heritage, Visual

Contact: Esther Ortiz
Phone: (814) 384-6738
Email: coesther33@gmail.com
Address:
Erie, PA

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Specialties

I am happy to handle your special order!

Depending on the size and the complexity prices range from $25 - $200.

I can make piñata wedding cakes, piñatas for gender reveal parties and logo piñatas. I need two weeks to complete each order, but I can accomodate rush orders if necessary.

Call or email me to have a conversation!

History/Biography

I grew up in California with eight sisters. My parents didn't have much money so we all made everything. One sister was a baker, many were musicians, another was a dress designer. I was the party person! Even as a young child I would plan and make party crafts. 

An important part of Mexican heritage is the piñata. Piñatas started as a way to celebrate Christmas. The traditional design is a globe with seven points, each point representing one of the seven sins. Children then beat the piñata, symbolically destroying sin and then getting rewarded with the sweetness of candy. Piñatas became so popular they are used at all kinds of celebrations such as Dias de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), birthdays, even baby showers and weddings.

I love making things with my hands. I have taught myself to create piñatas. I can make the traditional form but I also enjoy making piñatas of cartoon characters, wedding cakes, Air Jordan sneakers, avocados, lipstick, Mexican candy, popsicles...anything I can think of! I love thinking creatively and using my sense of humor.

I am the only piñata maker in the region. I enjoy making special orders for people. I can make a piñata look like just about anything!