Born in 1972, Donella Tom Zacarias Nampeyo is a daughter of Jean Sahmie and granddaughter of Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo. She began producing pottery around 1990. For a while she was known as "Donella Tom," then as "Donella Zacarias." These days she signs her works as "Popovi." She lives in Tucson, where her mother is living now, too.