We are aware that the Hippo names have probably caused a little confusion over the months, wasn't intentional just a natural progression of things!
It started with the idea that Chez Hippo would make the glass and Little Hippo Presents would be the shop selling the glass and work from other makers and that this side of it would become the community business. However, it's got a little muddlling over time. So, we've decided to re-name things properly so folk can follow our logic (or not I hear the hecklers from the back - Sarah, Justine and Rachel I will see you lot after class!)
Ahem, drum roll please .....
The shop will still be called Little Hippo Presents, because after all I am Little Hippo and I am presenting other fantabulous work from superb makers so that name still makes sense. Plus I get to tweet as #happyhippo #busyhippo and all the other hash tags that keep appearing.
The glass will be made under the name of The Glass Shed:
still exactly the same products, still available from the shop just under a new name is all. It just makes life easier when we try to explain how the names are split, the fact that yes the Hippo's sell their own product but they are a seperate maker as well and the umbrella organisation is a different entity. Also if we want to do craft fairs we can now ask 'do you want us as the Hippos, a community group or as The Glass Shed, a separate maker?'
Might seem like we're being a bit pedantic over names, but as things progress with Little Hippo and the other projects that are bubbling away it just seemed appropriate to do this - plus it was getting confusing as anything thinking 'am I putting this post as us the maker, or us the shop??'
You may have noticed that the blog name has changed too, it now reads as Little Hippo Presents, again to allow The Glass Shed it's own blog should it want one - though quite what a shed would write about is anyone's guess!
Hope that's not too confusing, or if anything settled some existing confusion we previously created! See you all soon, Hippo xx