BayPotteryVA

Colorful & Functional Stoneware Pottery

Broadway, Virginia 876 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (160)

BayPotteryVA

Colorful & Functional Stoneware Pottery

Broadway, Virginia | 876 Sales

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Lily McMichael

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Lily McMichael

Announcement    ALL Orders in the U.S. ship FREE!✨
••• Everything is dishwasher, microwave, & oven safe!••• Packed with recycled materials🌱

First off, thank you for supporting handmade!
If you're looking for some new additions for your home or the perfect gift, you've come to the right shop! There's something special about pottery that's been crafted by hand, where every piece is unique. We make craftsmanship a priority when forming our ware, this ensures that the beautiful glazes & designs here at Bay Pottery look amazing in any room and are made to last!

We ship fast and can get ready pieces to you in a week or less!
Wholesale Interests please message!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 19, 2020

ALL Orders in the U.S. ship FREE!✨
••• Everything is dishwasher, microwave, & oven safe!••• Packed with recycled materials🌱

First off, thank you for supporting handmade!
If you're looking for some new additions for your home or the perfect gift, you've come to the right shop! There's something special about pottery that's been crafted by hand, where every piece is unique. We make craftsmanship a priority when forming our ware, this ensures that the beautiful glazes & designs here at Bay Pottery look amazing in any room and are made to last!

We ship fast and can get ready pieces to you in a week or less!
Wholesale Interests please message!

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
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Updates

You can find me covered in glaze 8-10 hours a day, but look at the blue on our Tall Vase!blue_heart
Our Planters really are the perfect size for your medium household plants! The draining holes and platter ensure your plant is getting the right amount of water, & man are they vibrantly glazed!seedlingseedlingseedling

About BayPotteryVA

Sales 876
On Etsy since 2017

We love what we do and we want you to love it too!

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. Some 50 years later, Bay Pottery has relocated a few times, refined its pieces and glazes, and is now in homes and shops all over the country! Bay represents the American Dream and shows that valuing craftsmanship and hard work results in amazing accomplishments.

At our Virginia studio, the skilled artisans of Bay Pottery design and produce unique artistic works in clay for discerning, crafty buyers and collectors everywhere. The McMichael Family continues to create handcrafted, functional, high-fired porcelain ware enhanced by our exquisite reduction-firing method. A lot of time and attention goes into each and every one of the pieces, as they are touched by hand more than 20 times throughout our process. The McMichael's love for pottery and years of perfecting the art come together to produce some of the finest high-fired stoneware on the market. Bay Pottery is proud to have come so far!

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Shop members

  • Lily McMichael

    Owner, Customer Service, Marketer

    College student trying to afford tuition through pottery! I love art and am a people person which I enjoy expressing through the pottery business. Working hard to become more involved in the family trade and share our pottery with people everywhere!

  • Joe McMichael

    Designer, Maker

    The mastermind behind all the designs and the one who made the dreams a reality. My grandfather built the business from the ground up and made all of this possible! He's quite the artist!

  • Rheba McMichael

    Maker

    My grandmother took up pottery in college and fell in love. Ever since, she's put that passion into every piece of pottery she touches. She loves what she does and it shows through the beautiful pieces she creates!

  • Co McMichael

    Maker, Shipper

    My father is the one who works all of the equipment and ensures quality in each piece. He works hard to get pieces through the process smoothly and makes sure our glazes and clay are mixed to perfection!

Production partners

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    Cambria, CA

    Bringing you hand blended herbal leaves, roots, flowers, and berries for your natural abilities.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Dec 16, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All pieces are microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. They are stoneware so they are very hard to break, but please, handle with care!

Custom and personalized orders

Feel free to message me about custom orders - Please make sure it is something we already offer. You can refer to our wholesale website - www.baypottery.com - to see our products and glazes. I will let you know about the estimated wait time and pricing. (Custom orders do tend to be a little more expensive and take more time than listed items.)

Shipping

We use USPS priority shipping in priority mail boxes. We also use industrial bubble wrap & packing material to ensure pottery doesn't get broken. Accidents can still happen and we will do our best to replace any broken item or issue a full refund.

Sizing details

The size of pottery is listed in the individual descriptions for each item.

Care instructions

Microwave, dishwasher, & oven safe. They are sturdy, but are still breakable, so handle with care!

Incorrect Shipping Address

Please contact us with an updated address within 24 hrs - We are not responsible if an order ships to an old or incorrect address if you contact us after this time frame.