Emma Yepa

Jemez Pueblo

Emma Yepa was born into Jemez Pueblo in 1968. She began learning the art of making pottery 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 spiral melon bowls.

Oval kiva step opening on a black carved melon jar
Black carved melon jar with oval kiva step opening
8.75 in H by 6.25 in Dia
Carved melon design on a two-color wedding vase
Two-color wedding vase with a carved melon design
11.5 in H by 6.5 in Dia
Melon design carved into a red and tan wedding vase
Red and tan wedding vase carved with a melon design base
12.75 in H by 6.5 in Dia

Jemez Pueblo Potters