Alvina Yepa

Alvina Yepa
Alvina Yepa

Alvina Yepa was born into the Sun Clan at Jemez Pueblo on August 4, 1954. She began painting and polishing pottery for her mother, Felipita Nonche Yepa, when she was eight years old.

She's been producing pottery for the market since the early 1980's and earned First Place and Best of Division ribbons for her sgraffito pottery at the 1987 Santa Fe Indian Market.

Carved red melon jar
Carved red melon jar
5 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito butterfly and geometric design on a red jar
Red jar with sgraffito butterfly and geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 4 in Dia
An etched and flared neck tops this red and buff colored carved melon jar
Polished red and buff carved melon jar with an etched and flared neck
4 3/4 in H by 9 1/2 in Dia
Kiva step neck on a polished buff and red carved melon jar
Polished red and buff carved melon jar with a kiva step opening
7 3/4 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Melon design carved into a red jar with an organic opening
Organic opening on a red jar carved with a melon design
7 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito feather, kiva step and geometric design on a red jar
Red jar decorated with a sgraffito kiva step, feather and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Photo of Alvina Yepa courtesy of AlvinaYepa.com

Jemez Pueblo Potters