Yepa, Alvina – Jar with Double Avanyu and Feather Design
Alvina Yepa (b. 1954) learned to make pottery from her mother, Felipita Nonche Yepa. She began making pottery in the 1980’s and in 1987 won First Place and Best of Division for her pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market. This bowl is coil built and stone polished. It is fully incised with design. On the top is a feather pattern while the side has a two avanyu (water serpents) encircling the bowl. Below the avanyu are cloud and rain designs. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Alvina Yepa”.