Born in Japan in 1928, Shiga is a ceramic artist who studied and worked in Japan before arriving in Australia in 1966 to work at the Sturt Workshop in Mittagong, and then at the Talofa Workshop in Sydney . He later set up his own workshop in the semi rural Sydney suburb of Terrey Hills and lectured in ceramics East Sydney Technical College, and at the University of New South Wales, before eventually returning to Japan with his Australian wife in 1980. Shiga has exhibited widely and his work is represented in the Australian National Collection, several state galleries and institutional collections. Shigeo Shiga died in February 2011.
Shigeo Shiga (Japanese, 1928-2011), Bowl, c. 1978, stoneware with matte beige glaze and chattered decoration, the interior with four red dots, impressed seal to underside, height 10.5 cm diameter 20.7 cm
Shigeo Shiga (1928-2011), Blossom Vase, c. 1972, stoneware of globular form, with brown and cream swirled decoration, artist's stamps impressed near base, height 17 cm diameter 16 cm. Provenance: David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, Private Collection, Syd
Shigeo Shiga (1928-2011), two rice bowls and a blossom vase, the vase tapering in form with underglazed sgraffito decoration, artist's seal to base, 13 cm high, the bowls in iron red glaze with central pale blue spots, both with seal marks to base
Shigeo Shiga (1928-2011), a stoneware teapot, stylized in the classic Japanese form with a bamboo handle, underglazed linear sgraffito work to body, stylized red spot to lid, artist seal to side, total height 18 cm
Shigeo Shiga (Japanese, 1928-2011), square shallow platter stoneware with shino-type glaze, decorated with design of grass and red dots, artist's seal impressed to base. Height 7.5 cm. Length 34 cm. Width 34.5 cm
Shigeo Shiga (Japanese, 1928-2011), ribbed blossom vase stoneware, spherical body with short neck, tenmoku glaze and iron glaze overlay brushwork, artist's seal impressed to base. Height 22 cm, diameter 17 cm
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