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Artisan Matsunaga Kazuo applies the finishing touches to a piece of pottery as his son Takeshi looks on
New products featuring modern designs are helping Matsunaga's kiln find a broader customer base
American workers take to social media to share their decisions to leave their jobs
The rebound from the pandemic has fueled demand for workers and created a severe labor shortage