Lee Ann Cheromiah Polychrome Olla


Item Number: DR 2243
Pueblo: Laguna Pueblo
Artist: Lee Ann Cheromiah
Medium: Clay and slip
Age: Circa 2000
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ by 9”


SKU: DR 2243 Categories: , , ,


This is an absolutely lovely traditional Laguna olla in painted with three hand ground vegetal and mineral colors. While traditional in design, the complex imagery has a modernist geometric appearance.

The designs on this olla are repeated four times on each of the sections. The vertical lines at the top represent rain. The middle cloud design is repeated four times, while the four top and bottom designs are mirror images of the mesa with clouds and rain. The lower section has been painted with a red band.

Lee Ann Cheromiah is an outstanding traditional potter. Her mother, Evelyn Cheromiah was an award-winning potter who taught Lee Ann and her sisters Wendy Cheromiah and Mary Cheromiah-Victorino how to create beautiful pottery. Lee Ann believes wholeheartedly in following tradition in making her pottery, from offering prayers when gathering clay to letting the clay determine the outcome of the project. She uses all-natural pigments for her paints, and uses brushes made from yucca plants. This olla has traditional designs painted with vegetal paints around it.

Condition: Excellent – original condition.
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector in New Mexico.

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