artist statement

Celebrating colour and tactile textiles, JuanitaTortilla is a collection of whimsical wares. Juanita has keen interest in zero waste; upcycling and creating original work for the discerning eco-conscious.

made by hand

With emphasis on uniqueness, each JuanitaTortilla creation is a piece of art—or heart—designed and crafted one at a time. Juanita enjoys bricolage, weaving and playing with paint.

hand-printed illustrations + SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Incorporating printmaking techniques, Juanita's world-travelling Ragdoll Birman cat, Pickle, is featured in the Pickled Pockets collection. Entertained by the feathered friends in the backyard, characteristic South Australian native bird illustrations are showcased in her hand-printed repertoire.


Named Juanita at birth, JuanitaTortilla is her age-old online handle. Born and raised in Singapore with a background in Animal Biology, Juanita’s roving residences in North America, Europe and South Australia since 2004 cultivated an upcycling lifestyle.


Juanita is now based in the northwestern neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two beautiful indoor seal-point cats, Pickle and Mia.


You are welcome to follow Juanita's creative journey and random musings on Instagram.