Makers of Hanging and Self-watering Planters • Ashland, Virginia
Sam Little, originally from Greenville, Mississippi, began his journey into ceramics while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in Commercial Design at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.
In 1989, Sam relocated to Richmond, Virginia, seeking greater opportunities in the field of graphic design, advertising, and marketing. Having various roles as a graphic designer, he ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing his own marketing business in 1995. Despite the demands of running his enterprise and raising a family, Sam temporarily set aside his pottery pursuits.
In 2012, Sam returned to the world of pottery by enrolling in classes at Rosewood Pottery Studio in Richmond, Virginia. There, he not only deepened his understanding of the craft but also became an integral part of Rosewood Pottery Studio and the local pottery community. In 2018, he discovered his creative niche, excelling in crafting unique hanging and self-watering planters.
Sam's creative range has expanded to include planters tailored for succulents, African Violets, Orchids, herbs, and smaller varieties. His commitment to continuous improvement is evident as he explores new designs while enhancing his knowledge of various plant species.
In recognition of his exceptional design and craftsmanship in the Orchid Goblet Planter, Sam was honored with a 1st Place award from the Virginia Orchid Society.
Sam showcases his pottery under the brand name 580Pottery at shows and festivals throughout Virginia, connecting with plant and art lovers alike.
As a proud member of the Virginia Orchid Society and the American Craft Council, 580Pottery remains engaged in both the botanical and artisan communities. Through these affiliations, Sam continually enhances his knowledge of plants and refines his craft, fostering a deeper understanding of his artistry.
Find 580Pottery, available both in-store and online. Visit www.580pottery.com for annual show listings and to shop our online store. Stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram @580pottery for updates on 580Pottery's progress. For any questions, feel free to reach out to Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, we hope to see you soon.
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 and the Orchid Goblet Planter (patent pending).