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Nolan Youvella was a son of noted potters Iris Nampeyo and Wallace Youvella. He was known for his relief-carved pottery. This wedding vase is coil-built using Hopi clay. There is a Hano Mana katsina on one side in matte relief. The remainder of the vase is fully polished. It was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Nolan Youvella”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.