Emma began potting at he age of 13 which was about 20 years ago. She was taught by her mother Ida Yepa. It is only in the past two years however, that Emma has begun to do swirled melon pots.
Another well known Jemez potter named Alvina Yepa is Emma’s aunt (her father’s sister).
Emma recently won awards at the Red Rocks Show near Jemez Pueblo.