My name is Raven and I am the owner/artist of Get Smashed Piñatas. I’ve loved creating things for as long as I can remember. Art was of course, my absolute favorite subject in school and I even ended up winning awards and a scholarship for my artistic talent. I was a Logistics Coordinator for over half a decade but the lack of creativity was eating away at my soul! I took the leap of faith and accepted a full time job as a Graphic Designer (another passion of mine!).
I love having a job that allows me to create fun and beautiful things (like piñatas!). The challenge of tackling an idea, the process you go through, and the end result are what I love about making piñatas. I use cardboard, paper mache, crepe paper… glitter, sequins… and a lots of love. My inspiration comes from the world around me. The ideas for piñatas are pretty much unlimited! I love asking my nieces and nephews their opinions and seeing the excitement on their faces, especially when they see the jumbo piñatas!
Quality is a key factor for me. Nothing is worse than a piñata being broken open on the first swing! I don’t use string for the hanging loop, instead I use a piece of thick metal wire which I hand bend and reinforce with additional cardboard. No more ripped out strings that leave your piñata unbroken on the ground! I use recycled cardboard and newspaper for a better impact on our planet. It also makes it more cost efficient for the buyer too.
If you have an idea for a custom piñata I would love to hear from you and get it made!