Alvina Yepa

Photo of 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 on her own since the 1980's and won First Place and Best of Division for her sgraffito pottery at the 1987 Santa Fe Indian Market.

Red swirl jar
Red swirl 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 swirl flat top jar
Polished red and buff swirl flat top 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 melon jar
Polished red and buff melon jar with a kiva step opening
7 3/4 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Swirl design carved into a red jar with an organic opening
Organic opening on a red jar carved with a swirl 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

Jemez Pueblo Potters