Creating Community with Ehren Tool, a ceramics workshop, free for Veterans
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BEDMINSTER, N.J. - JerseyDesk -- The Center for Contemporary Art ("The Center"), in collaboration with Claymore Vets (, is pleased to invite members of the community to join us for "Creating Community with Ehren Tool," a ceramics workshop, on Saturday, June 17 from 9:30am - 4:30pm.

Join us for a day of creating and embellishing cups representing your unique experiences. Veterans and civilians are invited to bring personal items to use in this workshop. This workshop is free for veterans.

During the workshop you will use images and medals, along with other items, to make molds and decorate these cups. The dialogue from military and civilian attendees, sharing individual and collective experiences, will create a unique discussion among the attendees of this workshop.

Cups thrown by Ehren Tool will be provided. You will create one-of-a-kind cups that exhibit a representation of your experience.

Ehren Tool is a Marine Corps veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. He has made and given away more than 25,000 cups since 2001 and he has made cups across the US, Vietnam, China, Germany and France. Tool also has work in the Smithsonian's Renwick Museum. He has been featured on the PBS show "Craft in America". He lives and works in Berkeley CA.

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Tuition is $175 for Non-Members/$150 for Members of The Center. Register online at  or by calling 908-234-2345. Veterans can register for free at

This program is made possible through a generous grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

About The Center for Contemporary Art
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community partnerships component. The Center for Contemporary Art is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its classes and workshops, exhibitions and public programs. The Center was awarded the 2019 Economic Champion Award in recognition of its significant impact on Somerset County in the areas of employment, financial contributions, and community events and programs. Visitors requiring an accommodation or service should contact The Center at least two weeks prior to the scheduled visit. The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. For further information, please call (908) 234-2345 or visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at

Leigh Zona

Source: The Center for Contemporary Art
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