An image of Lidded urn with tenmoku and iron glazes

SHIGA Shigeo

(Japan, Australia 1928 – 2011)

Lidded urn with tenmoku and iron glazes

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.

Place of origin
Terrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
1975
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware
Dimensions
22.0 x 24.3 cm :
a - urn; 18.7 x 24.3 cm
b - lid; 3.9 x 13.2 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
248.1997.a-b
Copyright
© SHIGA Shigeo