After years of working as a salaried employee, Shigeru developed an interest in pottery in 2009 and began attending pottery classes in Tokoname. Being a lover of minerals, they started to create their own soil and glazes before diving into pottery-making. For a time, they balanced working as a salaried employee and pursuing their passion in pottery finally resigning from their job in 2016 to fully focus on pursuing their career in pottery.