Emma Yepa

Emma Yepa was born into Jemez Pueblo in 1968. She began learning the art of pottery making early in life from her mother, Ida Yepa, and aunt, Alvina Yepa. They passed on the knowledge and skills they had to Emma, just as their parents and grandparents had done for them.

Emma has been active as a pottery artist since 1987 and specializes in seed pots and polished swirl melon bowls.

Oval kiva step opening on a black swirl melon jar
Black swirl melon jar with oval kiva step opening
8 3/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Carved swirl melon design on a two-color wedding vase
Two-color wedding vase with a carved swirl melon design
11 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Jemez Pueblo Potters