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An image of Round pot with white magnesium glaze by SHIGA Shigeo

SHIGA Shigeo

(Japan, Australia 1928 – 2011)

Round pot with white magnesium glaze
Place of origin
Terrey HillsSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Media category
Materials used

20.0 x 23.5 x 2.2 cm

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

Having studied ceramics in his native Niigata under Saito Saburo then under Kawai Takeichi in Kyoto, Shiga Shigeo came to Australia and spent 13 years in New South Wales between 1966 and 1979. He first taught at the pioneering Sturt Craft Workshops in Mittagong, and later set up a kiln in the Sydney suburb of Terrey Hills. During his years in Australia, Shiga formed a strong relationship with Australian potters, and his influence on Australian ceramics in technique and style has been significant. Most of the ceramics illustrated in the book 'Shiga the potter' are in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.269.

Bibliography (2)

Jutta Malnic, Shiga the Potter, New York, 1983, 58, 59 (colour illus.), 74 (illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 269 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

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

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