Specializing in Native American Crafts Since 1916

Marcella Yepa


Artist Profile

Marcella Yepa is a member of the Sun Clan. She was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1964. Marcella began working with clay at the age of 19. She was inspired to learn the art of working with clay from her aunt, Alvina Yepa. Alvina shared with Marcella the fundamentals of hand coiling traditional pottery.

Marcella specializes in hand coiled contemporary swirl and melon styled pottery. She hand coils many shapes and sizes of pottery such as wedding vases, ollas and traditional shapes. She signs her pottery: M. Yepa, Jemez or Marcella Yepa, Jemez. She is related to Emma Yepa (cousin) and Lawrence Yepa.

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