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The talent behind the works at 2000 Cranes

At 2000 Cranes, we believe that every acquisition builds a lasting relationship between the artist, the buyer, and ourselves.

Each piece on our website is formed, glazed and fired following centuries old techniques, and each piece carries a particular message from the artist who created it.  Past and present come together in ceramic works that communicate, captivate, and lead to a greater appreciation of Japanese pottery & porcelain.

Get to know the talent behind the works on 2000 Cranes through our in-depth ceramic artist profiles.

 
photo of Japanese ceramic artist Ikai Yuichi

Ikai Yūichi

Ikai Yuichi's name in Japanese

Specializing in ash-glazed pottery & celadon.
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Kamada Koji

Kamada Kōji

Kamada Koji's name in Japanese

Specializing in tenmoku pottery & celadon.
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Kanzan Shigeta

Kanzan Shigeta

Kanzan Shigeta's name in Japanese

Specializing in iro-é overglazed porcelain.
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Kawai Toru

Kawai Tōru

Kawai Toru's name in Japanese

Specializing in mingei pottery
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Kawai Akiteru

Kawai Akiteru

Kawai Akiteru's name in Japanese

Specializing in mingei pottery
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Murata Tetsu

Murata Tetsu

Murata Tetsu's name in Japanese

Specializing in Kiyomizu-yaki overglazed porcelain.
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Nagai Ken

Nagai Ken

Nagai Ken's name in Japanese

Specializing in wood-fired yakishimé pottery.
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Sawada Hiroyuki

Sawada Hiroyuki

Sawada Hiroyuki's name in Japanese

Specializing in Raku & Iga pottery.
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Suzuki Tomio

Suzuki Tomio

Suzuki Tomio's name in Japanese

Specializing in shino pottery.
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Tamaya Kosei

Tamaya Kōsei

Tamaya Kosei's name in Japanese

Specializing in copper glazed pottery
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Wada Tozan

Wada Tōzan

Wada Tozans's name in Japanese

Specializing in Kyō-yaki porcelain, Raku & wood-fired pottery.
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photo of Japanese ceramic artist Wada Hiroaki

Wada Hiroaki

Wada Hiroaki's name in Japanese

Specializing in Kyō-yaki porcelain & wood-fired pottery.
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