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Title

Medicine box with tenmoku glaze and iron glaze decoration


Artist

SHIGA Shigeo

Japan, Australia

1928 - 2011


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Lidded pot with tenmoku glaze and iron glaze decoration


Place where the work was made

Mittagong New South Wales Australia


Date

1967


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware


Dimensions

8.5 x 11.5 cm :

a - box; 5.3 x 11 cm

b - lid; 3.5 x 11.5 cm


Signature & date

Signed base, in Japanese, impressed "Shige [artist's stamp] [and artist's mark]". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

256.1997.a-b


Artist information

SHIGA Shigeo

Works in the collection

27


Place

Where the work was made
Mittagong

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jutta Malnic, Shiga the Potter, New York, 1983, 42, 43 (colour illus.), 73 (illus.).