Set of 4:
Top left: Drip Dry, ceramics,10 ¼” in diameter, 1969
Top right: title unknown
Bottom left: Exhausted Glory,10 ¼” in diameter, 1969
Bottom right: Made in America, 10 ¼” in diameter, 1969
In the late 1960’s influential ceramist Howard Kottler (1930-1989) began to experiment with commercial decals and store-bought plates. Kottler altered the decals by cutting and combining them, then adhering them to cheap white porcelain plates he purchased in bulk. Kottler’s apparent rejection of the hand-made object and embrace of the conceptual over the tactile were unique among the revolutionary ceramists.