DIRT FOR MAKING THINGS: AN APPRENTICESHIP IN MARICOPA POTTERY as told to Janet Stoeppelmann by Mary Fernald. Northland Publishing, P.O. Box 1389, Flagstaff, AZ 86002-1389, (800) 346-3257, (800) 257- 9082 FAX. Northland also has a line of southwestern design T-shirts and other gifts. Illustrated, index, appendix, map. 112 pp., $14.95 paper. 0-87358-595-X

Fernald, concerned that Maricopa pottery would become a lost art (there are currently only four practicing potters left), has written a book about her apprenticeship with Mabel Sunn and Ida Redbird, which contains her recollections, a history of Maricopa pottery, and instructions for making a Maricopa pot. This affectionate narrative is a tribute, as well as a major step toward perpetuating the artform. Grade: B+. Reviewd by Steve Brock

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