Makers of Functional Pottery • Ashland, Virginia
Sam Little is an artist, graphic designer, and entrepreneur. He grew up in the Mississippi Delta and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Design with a Printmaking minor from Delta State University (DSU). In 1984 at DSU he was introduced to ceramics and throwing clay. He instantly loved it and lived in dirty jeans for the rest of his college years.
In 1989, Sam moved to the Richmond, Virginia area seeking new beginnings in all aspects of his life. This is a long story of perseverance.
In November of 2013, Sam started taking pottery classes at Rosewood Pottery in Richmond, Virginia where he is now an integral part. Sam lives and produces functional pottery, hanging planters, and succulent planters near Ashland, Virginia under the brand name 580Pottery. Now, Sam is making his way into Richmond’s regional pottery community with volunteering and showings.
Sam is the founder and owner of SLGD, a local marketing company founded in 1995 that helps small businesses in digital marketing with a focus on website development and grassroots marketing.
Thanks for reading Sam's story :)
The meaning behind the name 580Pottery reveals his passion for his craft:
Angel Numbers 580 mean:
To imagine, to explore, to be creative, to build with
my hands a livelihood, a community, a fellowship while prospering.
Note: 580Pottery is the original creator and producer of the Goblet Planter (copyrighted) and the Orchid Goblet Planter (patent pending).