(Born 1970) Wally Youvella Sr. and Iris Polacca Nampeyo are Nolan's parents and strong influencers in the development of his pottery. He is corn clan of the Tewa village at Hano, First Mesa on the Hopi Indian reservation. His grandmother was Fannie Nampeyo. His great-grandmother was the original Nampeyo.
He is known for his buff appliqued pottery.