Website Last Updated: October 12, 2020
Samuel (Sam) Little is an artist, graphic designer, entrepreneur. He grew up in the Mississippi Delta and received 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 November of 2013 Samuel started taking pottery classes at Rosewood Pottery, a local Richmond pottery, and now is an independent study there.
Samuel lives and produces functional pottery in Ashland, VA under the brand name 580Pottery. Now Samuel is making his way into Richmond’s pottery community with volunteering and showings.
Samuel is the founder and owner of SLGD, a local Richmond, VA marketing company founded in 1995 that helps small businesses in digital marketing with a focus on website development and social media strategies.
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.
October 2020 -Beaverdam Heritage Day Festival
August 2020 - The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education - 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts festival.
November 2019 - Northside Artists’ Holiday Artwalk - Showed at the Northside Artists’ Holiday Artwalk. A member of the part of the events team to post and maintain the marketing/advertising on their Facebook page.
June 2019 - RVA Clay Tour - A featured potter with Rosewood Pottery Studio at the RVA Clay Tour - Richmond, Virginia
November 2018 - Northside Artists’ Holiday Artwalk - Showed at the Northside Artists’ Holiday Artwalk. A member of the part of the events team to post and maintain the marketing/advertising on their Facebook page.
June 2018 - RVA Clay Tour - A featured potter with Rosewood Pottery Studio at the RVA Clay Tour - Richmond, Virginia