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.
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
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
Not on display
© SHIGA Shigeo
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Shiga the Potter, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Aug 1997–19 Oct 1997
Referenced in 2 publications
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.).