Rookwood Pottery has teamed up with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to celebrate the Queen City's favorite hippo's fifth birthday by offering exclusive Fiona pottery. Fiona turns 5 on Jan. 24.The collaboration is releasing a Fiona mug, "Huggable Hippo" bank and the popular Graeter’s Fiona ice cream bowl in four new limited-edition glazes, according to a press release.
The collection features a Fiona Birthday Box Set complete with confetti, balloons and an artist-signed Fiona dessert plate. All items are available for purchase exclusively at rookwood.com.
Gary Simon, along with 12 other artists, handcrafted each piece of the Fiona collection, which Rookwood says captures her "playful personality."
"She is a symbol of resilience and hope, ” says Simon in a release.
Fiona mugs are priced at $35, the Huggable Hippo bank is listed for $125, the Fiona Birthday Box costs $95 and the four-piece ice cream set is priced at $200. Twenty percent of proceeds from Rookwood’s Fiona collection will be donated to the Cincinnati Zoo. Rookwood says it has donated $275,000 to the zoo since Fiona was born in 2017.
The Cincinnati Zoo is also celebrating Fiona’s fifth birthday on Jan. 24 with a special invitation-only virtual celebration. The last day to register for the party is Jan. 22.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is located at 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Get more information on the zoo at cincinnatizoo.org.