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Title

Round pot with white magnesium glaze


Artist

SHIGA Shigeo

Japan, Australia

1928 - 2011


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Terrey Hills Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1975


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Gift of the artist 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

260.1997


Artist information

SHIGA Shigeo

Works in the collection

27


Place

Where the work was made
Terrey Hills

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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.).