Mable Sunn (1898-1980)

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Mable SunnMaricopa Reservation, was part of the revival influence on Maricopa pottery in the early 20th century and was certainly recognized as one of the most important Maricopa potters of the 20th century. There were two pottery revival periods for the Maricopa-one occurred around 1940 and the second around 1970. Mable was instrumental in both.  She achieved fame for her pottery and lived her life on the reservation in a simple manner, without even air conditioning in the stifling heat of the Arizona summers.  Her daughter, Barbara Johnson, and Barbara's daughter, Vicki Howard, are continuing the tradition today.




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