Sunn, Mabel – Bowl with Frogs (1960’s)
This is an iconic bowl by Mabel Sunn from the 1960s. The piece is made using a paddle-and-anvil technique and twice fired. The black designs are derived from a mixture of mesquite sap and cactus spines. Today, there are very few Maricopa artists making pottery. Mabel was well-known for the relief snakes and frogs on her pottery. This bowl is fully polished red and there are two frogs in relief, peering over the rim of the bowl. Separating them is a star pattern. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, ‘Mabel Sunn”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.