Emma Yeppa traditionally coiled, fired and hand polished this two-color carved melon vase with kiva step opening. The vase is composed of clay from the earth gathered at Jemez Pueblo.
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 polished swirl melon bowls.
The piece measures 9″ high with a 6″ diameter