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, a compressed faceted bluish-white glazed buff pottery jar and cover, impressed seal. See Shiga The Potter, John Ferguson Sydney and Craft Council of Australia, 1982, cat no 17 for a similar pot 14.5 cm
A suffused lavender-glazed domed covered bowl, contemporary, two impressed seals, probably Shigeo Shiga. 9.5 cm high. See: Shiga The Potter, John Ferguson Sydney and Craft Council of Australia, 1982, cat no 37 for a pot of similar form
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