Alvina Yepa was born into the Sun Clan at Jemez Pueblo on August 4, 1954, to Nick and Felipita Yepa. She learned the art of pottery making from her mother, and has been creating pieces on her own since 1982. She is known for intricately etched, larger-scale jars, which also often incorporate a melon-style swirl, mostly in the recognizable Jemez red. In 1987, she won both First Place and Best of Division at the Santa Fe Indian Market, and has enjoyed much public recognition and accolades in her long career.
Measures 5" at widest point, by 6". Signed Alvina Yepa, Jemez Pueblo.