In introducing this catalog for an exhibit in Tacoma Art Museum's new building, its director notes that a critic called Kottler "the first of the true postmoderns working in ceramics." The plate featured on the cover reflects this Northwest artist's gay theme. A chronology spans early surrealism to Kottler's death in 1989. Also included is text from Kottler's 1969 self-published catalog titled Howard Kottler, Decal Plates. Distributed by the University of Washington Press.