Learn about Shiga, Shigeo

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.

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Shigeo Shiga Studio Pottery vase with tenmoku glaze and iron glaze decoration. Impressed stamps to base. Height 15 cm

Shigeo Shiga. Porcelain blossom jar. Bluish magnesium glaze. 2 potter's seals to base. Height 20 cm

Shigeo Shiga. Pair stoneware bowls. Tenmoku, with rust wave pattern to interior. Potter's seals to base. Diameter 15 cm

Shigeo Shiga (b. 1928), a brown glazed textured vase, impressed seal mark 13 cm high

Shigeo Shiga, waisted vase, teadust and orange swirl glaze, stoneware, two potter's seals to foot. Height 20 cm

Shigeo Shiga, blossom pot, with brown glazed brushed pattern on a black glaze finish, pressed seal on base. Height 14 cm

Shigeo Shiga, ceramic bowl, with glazed line pattern over circular brush stroked underglaze. Diameter 40 cm

Ceramic lidded pot, cracked line pattern underglaze, stamp possibly attributed to Shiga Shigeo. Approx. Height 11.5 cm

Shigeo Shiga, ceramic vase of baluster, blue matte glaze overlaid with a metallic brown glaze line decoration, pressed seal on base. Height 30 cm

Shigeo Shiga (1928?2011) shallow stoneware bowl, deep brown with sgraffito decoration in interior and rust lustre glaze, monogram to base. Diameter 24 cm

Shigeo Shiga, pair of shallow bowls. Diameter 16 cm, 18.5 cm

Shigeo Shiga, vase, ash glazed stoneware impressed artist's seal to base. Height 14 cm

Shigeo Shiga, spherical pot, white and cobalt impressed artist's seal to the base. Height 17 cm

Shiga Shigeo, vase with lotus blossom 1990 Exhib: joint exhibition with Peter Rushworth

Shiga Shigeo blossom base with double dipped iron glaze 1970's, since the 1970's has had a profound influence on Australian Studio ceramics Rep: Nag, Agnsw, Ngv, Qag & Powerhouse

Shigeo Shiga, large bowl, impressed artist's seal to the base. Diameter 48 cm

Shigeo Shiga, platter, impressed artist's seal to the base. Diameter 33.5 cm

Shigeo Shiga, large square bowl, impressed artist's seal to the base. Width 35 cm

Shigeo Shiga, square platter, impressed artist's seal to the base. Width 41 cm

Shigeo Shiga, square platter, impressed artist's seal to the base. Width 29 cm

Shigeo Shiga, mauve and blue square platter, impressed artist's seal to the base. Width 29 cm

Shigeo Shiga, square bottle vase, incised artist's monogram to the base. Height 26 cm

Shigeo Shiga, spherical chattered blossom vase, impressed artist's seal to the base. Height 18 cm

Shigeo Shiga, pale blue pot, impressed artist's seal to the base. Height 18 cm

Shigeo Shiga, large green pot, with ash glaze runs, impressed artist's seal to base. Height 29 cm

Shigeo Shiga, ovoid pot, brown and white, impressed artist's seal to the base. Height 24 cm

Shigeo Shiga, spherical pot, brown/black, impressed artist's seal to the base. Height 21 cm

Shigeo Shiga, teapot, impressed artist's seal to base. Height overall 28 cm

Shigeo Shiga, white pot with narrow neck, impressed artist's seal to base, 16 cm diameter 17 cm high

Shigeo Shiga, vessel, 1975, glazed stoneware, impressed artist seal to base. Height 20 cm. Illustrated: Shiga the Potter, John Ferguson Pty, Ltd, 1982, plate 59

Shigeo Shiga, chimney bottle, glazed stoneware, impressed Terrey Hills, seal to base. Height 21 cm

Australian Studio Pottery footed dish. Chun glaze, 'Shigeo Shiga' (family verified I.D.). Diameter 27.5 cm

Shigeo Shiga, a spherical shaped pottery bowl with lid. Slightly pointed top surrounded by 3 cream glazed dots, copper tone glazed body, monogrammed, 13 cm

Shigeo Shiga, a quatrefoil buff stoneware bottle, painted in alternate iron-brown bamboo and striped design, signed Shiga 30 cm (height)

Shigeo Shiga, a globular vase, with an even iron-rust glaze, impressed seal Shiga 18 cm (height)

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

Shigeo Shiga, active from 1957, Bowl, stoneware decorated with a white and rose glaze; impressed maker's mark. Diameter 25.7 cm

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