Hi - my name is Louise Burgess and I am an artist, designer, artist educator living in Hastings.
The wini-tapp puppet range was inspired from a
children's workshop I was teaching some years back. I designed the puppet kits for the children to make up and play with. The children loved the the characters and so gave me the idea to produce them more commercially.The mobiles came about by a keen interest in all things kinetic. The mobiles are lovingly and carefully constructed by homeworkers, here in Hastings.
wini-tapp is a new business, but already the fledgling
puppets and mobiles can be found in shops up and down the country, including the famous Benjamin Pollock'sToy Shop in Covent Garden and historic Frank et Fils - Paris.
The name of the product comes from my grandmother, a classy artistic lady who played the accordian, loved pug dogs and lashings of red lipstick. I feel she deserves a resurrection of some kind so dicided on her name, wini-tapp as the brand name.