Ethel was from the village of Hano at First Mesa. She was a niece of famous Hopi-Tewa potter Grace Chapella. Youvella specialized in making smaller pieces. She also made pottery tiles, cylinder vases and ash trays. She relied on her pottery as a supplemental income, but maintained a traditional life in the Hopi sense. The bold patterns and designs are reminiscent of the Nampeyo era, and pay homage to the woman who has been credited with reviving Pueblo pottery as an art form in the last decade..
This piece comes from an estate collection. It does show signs of wear but overall is in excellent condtion.
4 1/4" Tall, 4 3/4" Wide