“I’m honoured to get up every day and do what I love.”

– James Brown

James Brown


While travelling across Canada and working at a variety of jobs, James Brown kept telling himself that he would return to his first love – making pottery.

From high school, he was accepted into the ceramics program at Sheridan College’s School Of Design Campus in Mississauga. After a year of college, he travelled twice across Canada, and returned to work in ceramics in the commercial industry.

In 1990, James moved back to Muskoka and began to live his dream.

At the age of 39, he purchased land at the top of a Precambrian-granite outcrop at the edge of Gravenhurst, and designed and built himself a home and studio to fit the rugged surroundings.

Now Muskoka Bay Pottery is well known as the place to find one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts and mementos.

John Brown


John Brown, James’ brother joined the business soon after, and has trained as the pottery technician.

The Brown brothers’ work is sold at the studio, but you can also find it at select Galleries and Gift shops across Canada … at One of a Kind Shows in Toronto and Signature/Original Shows in Ottawa.