Niloak & Beyond: 20th Century American Swirl Art Pottery

Visit Niloak & Beyond

The exhibition runs through July 8, 2023 at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery, located at 14327 Hwy 45 S, Canehill, AR, 72717.

The Gallery is open each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm and by appointment.

For questions, to make a reservation for a tour, please call (479) 824-4455 x 2 or email


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors



Program Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Suzie and Jim Dunn
Raymond-Gifford Family  


Bronze Sponsors

Bobby and Kathy Roberts
Richard Steinkamp



Niloak & Beyond features rare and stunning examples of Niloak’s iconic Swirled Missionware art pottery presented alongside examples of creations by potteries around the country inspired by the innovative Niloak swirl design. This is the first exhibition in the country to feature this approach to American art pottery.

Niloak & Beyond was developed in collaboration with the Community Creative Center and numerous institutions and private collectors. David Edwin Gifford, historian, noted Niloak scholar, and author of The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Niloak, served as the co-curator for the exhibition. 

The exhibition features swirl pottery by Evans, Ozark, Skag, Denver’s White, Dickota’s Badlands, Charlie Stehm’s Ozark Pottery, Houghton & Dalton, Spruce Pine’s Muscle Shoals and Marie, Silver Springs, and others, along with historic photographs and memorabilia.