LEE ANN CHEROMIAH (1954– )
LAGUNA POLYCHROME JAR circa 2000
This is an absolutely traditional Laguna jar by an important potter. Lee Ann is Evelyn Cheromiah's daughter, and Evelyn was heavily responsible for the fact that Laguna pottery is alive and thriving today. Rick Dillingham wrote "Laguna potters Evelyn and Lee Ann Cheromiah 'talk' to deceased spirits of potters while making new pottery to guide them in their work." He commented that Lee Ann and her mother, along with Gladys Paquin were three outstanding potters and an inspiration to younger potters.
We hesitate to ascribe meaning to symbols on Pueblo pottery because those meanings change over the years and from Pueblo to Pueblo. However, Lee Ann wanted us to know exactly what we were looking at. The piece of paper shown below came with the pot. If you don't have a Laguna pot, this would be an excellent place to start.
5-1/2" diameter x 5" high
This came with the pot. Now you know.