OLDER HOPI HANDMADE POTTERY BY ETHEL YOUVELLA THIS PIECE OF ART STANDS ABOUT 6.50 INCHES TALL BY ABOUT 6.25 INCHES IN DIAMETER. THE OPENING ON THIS PIECE IS ABOUT 3.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER. THIS PIECE DID COME OUT OF THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF THE OWNER OF THE NUGGET GALLERY. WE ARE NOT SURE IF ETHEL IS EVEN STILL ALIVE.
PLEASE LOOK AT THE PICTURES CLOSELY. T IS A SMALL FRACTURE ON THIS PIECE. THIS PIECE IS BEING SOLD "AS IS", BUT IS STILL A COLLECTOR PIECE.
ETHEL YOUVELLA WAS BORN IN 1919 TO BERT YOUVELLA AND BELLE AUGAH HUMEUNSE OF THE TEWA BEAR, SAND & SPIDER CLAN. ETHEL LEARNED HER CRAFT FROM HER MOTHER'S MOTHER, LELA AUGAHI. HER GRANDMOTHER HELPED HER FORM HER FIRST LITTLE POTS. GRACE CHAPELLA TAUGHT HER HOW TO MAKE REDWARE POTTERY. SHE ENJOYED THE COMPANY OF HER AUNTS, GRACE AND LAURA TOMOSIE. A COUPLE OF THE MUSEUMS THAT COLLECT HER CRAFT IS THE MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA IN FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA AND THE HEARD MUSEUM IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.
Hopi pottery goes back more than a thousand years. By the 1800s trading and production of pottery almost disappeared. It was brought back to life by the tourism market after the railroad went through Arizona in around 1880s. This piece is signed by the artist,"ETHEL YOUVELLA, TEWA VILLAGE, POLACCA ARIZ."
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