About Niloak Pottery

Niloak Mission Swirl VaseNiloak pottery was produced in Benton, Arkansas. Niloak was founded in 1909 and produced art pottery until 1946. The most sought-after product line produced by Niloak Pottery is mission swirl.

Niloak mission swirl was produced between 1909 and 1942. The mission swirl line was developed by Charles Hyten. Most Niloak mission swirl is marked with one of the Niloak art marks although some examples were marked only with paper labels.

During the Depression, Niloak Pottery began production of cast-ware pottery. The cast-ware line was called Hywood. Niloak produced Hywood in high gloss and semi-matte glazes and in solid and drip glazes.

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