Niloak Pottery

Niloak Pottery was founded in 1911, in Benton, Arkansas and made by Eagle Pottery Company from 1909 until 1946. Niloak is Kaolin spelled backwards, the fine clay used in production. The company fell on hard times and closed in 1918 but reopened a few years later in 1921, adding more lines.

They produced art pottery using clay with colored swirls and a soft matte finish called Mission Swirl, developed by Charles Hyten and Arthur Dovey. The pottery was made in a counter-clockwise direction in usually red, blue, tan or brown colors. By 1931, they started making castware called Hywood Art Pottery.

Niloak Pottery Marks
Hywood on Hywood Art Pottery items

Niloak Pottery Patterns
Hywood Art Pottery
Hywood By Niloak
Mission Swirl

Popular Niloak Pottery
Art Pottery

Niloak Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$


  1. Beth Rider September 7, 2015

    I have 19″ niloak mission swirl pot, where can I find a value?

  2. Diane September 15, 2015

    Hello, I bought a book on niloak pottery. It has photos & prices. If you send me some pictures of it I will look it up for you. I will take some pictures of the vase in the book & the price & then you can go from there.

  3. carroll redd September 16, 2015

    I have a 41/2 in.vase from nioak pottery signed by virgina tayor 1942 #47 do you know anything about thisitem? thank you

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