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.


Website Last Updated: January 15, 2021



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