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Wendell Kowemy

Wendell is one of the younger generation of Laguna potters. He learned from his mother, the famous Evelyn Cheromiah, who has been called one of “the three outstanding potters… (at Laguna)…who are an inspiration” to the following generations. Pottery at Laguna languished for much of the 20th century because many men worked for the railroad, the uranium mine, and other non-traditional jobs. With cash at hand, the women could buy what they needed, rather than make pottery to sell.
Wendell continues the tradition of well-formed, black and white and polychrome wares.