Ehren Tool. Photo by Argil Tool.
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Ehren Tool

Ehren Tool is an artist whose work is heavily influenced by his service in the Marine Corps and his subsequent return to the civilian world. Tool has made and given away over 20,000 cups since 2001. He received his MFA in 2005 from the University of California Berkeley. Tool just makes cups, and believes peace is the only adequate war memorial. Tool can be reached at


Title Page from print edition of Studio Potter, The Dirty Canteen, Winter/Spring, 2018.
Working in ceramics, I have the possibility of sharing a beverage and a story with someone 500,000 to 1,000,000 years from now. From my hand to your hand to some point thousands of years in the future.