For 50 Years

Bay Pottery is a family owned business located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Virginia tucked away among the Blue Ridge Mountains. The business was started by Joseph and Rheba McMichael back in the late 60's during the arts movement of the time. Rheba would throw pottery in the basement of their house on the Chesapeake Bay and her husband Joseph would delicately hand paint each piece. Rheba, Joe, and their son Co worked to provide American Craftsmanship to stores and homes across the United States. Some 50 years later, Bay Pottery has relocated a few times, refined its pieces and glazes, and is now in hundreds of homes and shops all over the country. Bay represents the American Dream and shows that valuing craftsmanship and hard work results in amazing accomplishments.

hard work and soft clay

Three Generations

Started in the 70's by Rheba and Joe, Bay Pottery has been in the hands of the McMichael family for almost 50 years and still values craftsmanship above all. Bay Pottery is now managed by Lily McMichael 

Lots of Clay and Time

We have thousands of pieces go through our process each month made with only the best materials that get to go to thousands of shelves and homes worldwide!

Perfected Designs & Formulas

Bay Pottery has changed locations and formulas but one thing has stayed very consistent - Our love for handcrafting pottery.