MARICOPA / PEE-POSH POTTER
Signatures: M.Sunn, M.C.S., M.S.
Mabel Sunn is the same as Mae Sunn
Pottery Making Relatives:
Daughter - Gertrude Stevens Ruelas
Daughter - Barbara Johnson
Granddaughter - Dorothea Sunn-Avery
Great Granddaughter - Hilda Sunn-Avery
Cousin - Ida Redbird
Daughter-in-Law - Phyllis Johnson Cerna
Mabel learned pottery making from her mother-in-law.
Deceased: December 23rd, 1980 at the age of 82 years.
Original Member of the 1938 Maricopa Pottery Cooperative
The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life & Art
Allan & Carol Hayes, Ten Speed Press, 2006
R. G. Munn Auction, LLC - October 2001
Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to ZuniAllan Hayes & John Blom, Northland Publishing, 1996
Dirt for Making Things, An apprenticeship in Maricopa Pottery
As told to Janet Stoeppelmann by Mary Fernald, Northland Publishing, 1995
1. Wonderful Double Frog Polychrome Effigy Vessel by Mabel Sunn
2. Unique Black-on-Red Seedjar by Mabel Sunn
The photo on the left shows what we believe to be a stylized frog design.
3. Mabel Sunn was famous for the Polychrome Frog Effigy Vessels, her frogs follow
a similar design style while the black-on-red design of the bowl
changes to give each piece it's own special character.
4. Maricopa Black-on-Red Oval Bowl signed MS
5. Maricopa Black-on-Red Turtle Effigy by Mabel Sunn
Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 4 3/4" by 2 1/4"