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        Conversations and Cups | Craft in America

        Conversation and Cups explores the work of Ehren Tool, featured in the SERVICE episode. The SERVICE episode is the story of craft and the military. From the origins of the Army Arts and Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, SERVICE documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate, and heal. Tool is a ceramic artist and Senior Laboratory Mechanician at the Ceramic Department at University of California, Berkeley, and Marine Veteran of the 1991 Gulf War.

        Conversations and Cups: Lesson Plan | Craft in America

        Students explore the work of Ehren Tool, who makes ceramic cups and embellishes them with military images. They conduct research to gain what Tool describes as “war awareness,” a sense of those in their community who have performed military service, and create their own ceramic form.

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        Ehren Tool Goes to Vietnam | Craft in America

        Ceramic artist and Marine Corps veteran Ehren Tool, who is featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, goes to Vietnam to visit the land where his father fought, and makes cups from the red clay found there.

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        G.I. Bill Students at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design | Craft in America

        Retired Brigadier General Nolen Bivens introduces us to veterans who are using the G.I. Bill to study at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. These artists are Jeremiah Holland, Deshaundon Jeanes, Tom Pullin, and Judas Recendez.

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        Tom Pullin Segment | Craft in America

        Iraq war veteran Tom Pullin forged his life in the military, turning to the G.I. Bill to pursue training at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in Washington, DC. For Pullin, metal work is a healing path to exorcise the chaotic, confusing, and horrifying experiences of war.

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        Ehren Tool at the Wheel | Craft in America

        An image of Ehren Tool at the wheel.

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        Ehren Tool at the Wheel | Craft in America

        An image of Ehren Tool at the wheel.

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        Saddler Eugene Burks, Jr. Creates Leather Tack and Harnesses for Horses | Craft in America

        An image of Saddler Eugene Burks, Jr. creating leather tack and harnesses for horses.

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        Ceramic Artist and Veteran Judas Recendez Throwing a Vessel | Craft in America

        An image of Ceramic artist and veteran Judas Recendez throwing a vessel.

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        Papermaker Pam DeLuco | Craft in America

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