(originally featured on The Buzz Writer, Dec 2014)
PotLove by Pete is an innovative and unique home décor business run by Peta Sully.
As the creator of unusual yet on-trend handmade concrete pot plant designs, Peta focuses on the uniqueness of each piece as she is creating it. She loves discovering what happens when she gets experimental – in fact, the gorgeous concrete tie-dyed pots in her range are a result of a late night experiment, which just adds to the funky charm of these wonderful products.
Peta is growing her range daily trying different things with her designs and loves the chance to get her creative on. Concrete coffee cups moonlighting as candles and gorgeous Christmas wreaths are just some of the additions to the concrete PotLove by Pete family this Christmas.
Here, Peta shares a little more around how and why she runs PotLove by Pete.
I create hand-made and hand-painted rustic concrete pots. The artisanal nature of these pots means that each one is different. Each one has its own personality and no two pots are the same.
For me, it’s a relaxing hobby that has turned into a business. I can work on my craft, and I find that it allows me to unwind my brain whilst just being creative.
Why did you start your business?
I received a gift earlier in the year which was a concrete pot plant, and figured I could make a go of creating my own style of concrete pots. So I Googled DIY tutorials and taught myself what to do. It evolved from making them as gifts for friends to selling them on social media and at markets.
What do you love about your work?
This is not my full time job. This is my hobby. However, the whole process takes me back to my creative roots and I am truly at peace when I am making, painting and planting…I just love to switch off and ‘Potter’. No pun intended!
What do you want to be known for?
I’d love to be known for someone who shares the ‘PotLove’. I’d love to be responsible for brightening someone’s day, bringing a smile to their face or bringing joy to people. Each pot is personal to me as I put my full attention, love and care into each one I make. I hope that radiates when people buy them.
I have my own personal little favourites and they make me smile each morning when I see them in my kitchen. I hope to share that around. It’s all about life’s simple pleasures.
What are you aiming to achieve in the next 12 months?
I want to continue what I’m doing and go to a few more markets. I’m also thinking about starting up workshops for kiddies to get them involved and discovering their creative side. It’s too much fun not to share!
What is the best piece of advice for someone who is thinking of starting their own business?
My best advice would be have a plan, have a dream, stay true to yourself, enjoy what you do and the world is your oyster!!
Contact Peta today
Phone: 0414 606 616