Sunn, Mabel – Large Bowl with Wind Designs (1967) with Ribbon
This is a large wide bowl by Mabel Sunn from 1967. 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 pottery style and this large bowl is fully polished on the inside and outside. It is painted around the shoulder with a wind design. It received a First Place ribbon from the 1967 Arizona State Fair. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, ‘Mabel Sunn”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.