Elston Yepa

Elston Yepa is a potter from Jemez Pueblo. He's been doing sgraffito work since he was in fourth grade and learned the entire traditional process of making pottery as he grew up. His wife Dena is from Santo Domingo Pueblo, born into a family of well-known jewelers. After she married Elston, she moved to Jemez and learned to work with clay from her in-laws.

Elston and Dena usually work together and sign their pottery E.D. Yepa, Jemez.

Sgraffito design in a band around the opening of a polished buff-colored jar
Polished buff-colored jar with band of sgraffito geometric designs around opening
3 1/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito feather and geometric design on a polished red jar
Red jar decorated with a sgraffito feahter and geometric design
2 3/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito clouds and geometric design on a red jar
Red jar decorated with sgraffito clouds and geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Jemez Pueblo Potters