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

(Lot #1171)

Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni

Allan 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"


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