2010 USA Fellow
W. A. Ehren Tool is a ceramicist whose work seeks to raise awareness about war. He is a third-generation soldier who served as a Marine in Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991. Tool began studying drawing when he left the Corps in 1994 and attended the University of California, Berkeley. His work centers in the production of clay cups which are decorated with press molds of military medals or bombs and images of war and violence. He often creates videos of the assembly process, and has given away his clay cups (thousands to date) as a way to provoke conversations about war.