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'Thomas' Hand Painted Ceramic Planter

The 'Thomas' planter pays tribute to an individual with disabilities who, although famous in his lifetime, has too often been lost to history.

Thomas Wiggins (1849-1908)was an enslaved man from Georgia who was blind and may have had austism.

From an early age he had the ability to compose and play music and he toured concert halls in Europe and America as a 'musical oddity,' playing to large audiences and achieved widespread fame during his life, but did not see any of the money that was made from his talents.

For more on "Blind Tom," as he was known, check out this Smithsonian Magazine article.

Hand painted by individuals as part of our UCP Seguin Made program, creating jobs for adults with developmental disabilities.

Measures 4" diameter, 3 1/2" tall.