John A. Hilton

P.O. Box 51, Crouse, N.C. 28033, 704-435-2206


John A. Hilton, 3rd Generation Potter

John A. Hilton was born in 1929 as the last son of Shuford D. Hilton and grandson of John Wesley Helton. The Hilton's were known for usable, functional pieces, and John continues his work in that same tradition. John Wesley Hilton, who began the pottery industry for the Hilton family after the Civil War, operated the Hilton Pottery Company with his three sons, Shuford, E.A. and Claude. The shop     was located near Propst Crossroads community on Hwy #10 in Catawba County and closed after WWII. John fires in a gas kiln and   produces folk pottery from commercial clay bodys and hand dug local clay. His shop is located in Lincoln county, North Carolina and   shown by appointment only. Contact John at 704-435-2206.