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An image of Hexagonal urn with tenmoku glaze by SHIGA Shigeo

SHIGA Shigeo

(Japan, Australia 1928 – 2011)

Title
Hexagonal urn with tenmoku glaze
Place of origin
Terrey HillsSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Year
1978
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware
Dimensions

20.7 x 19.5 cm:

a - urn; 17.2 x 19.5 cm

b - lid; 5 x 13.6 cm

Signature & date
Signed lower foot, in Japanese, impressed "Shige [artist's stamp] [and artist's mark]". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the artist 1997
Accession number
249.1997.a-b
Copyright
© SHIGA Shigeo
Location
Not on display
Further information

Shiga Shigeo is a Japanese ceramic artist who spent 13 years in New South Wales between 1966 and 1979. He first taught at the Sturt, Mittagong, and later worked at his own kiln in Terrey Hills. During the years in Australia, Shiga forged a strong working relationship with Australian potters.

Bibliography (1)

Jutta Malnic, Shiga the Potter, New York, 1983, 30, 31 (colour illus.), 72 (illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Shiga the Potter, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Aug 1997–19 Oct 1997