FEATURED IN SERVICE EPISODE
SERVICE 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. Featuring Eugene Burks Jr., Pam DeLuco, Judas Recendez, Ehren Tool and Peter Voulkos.
EUGENE BURKS JR.
EUGENE BURKS JR. MAKES LEATHER HORSE TACK, PHOTO: MARK MARKLEY
Eugene Burks Jr. is a 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and a saddler. Burks learned many aspects of his leather craft from his grandmother, a dressmaker.
PAM DELUCO MAKES PAPER, PHOTO: MARK MARKLEY
Pam DeLuco, a papermaker and owner of Shotwell Paper Mill (San Francisco, CA), is the architect of the project Paper Dolls: stories from women who served which contains 20 stories spanning more than 40 years of service and all branches of the military.
JUDAS RECENDEZ WHEEL THROWS IN HIS STUDIO, PHOTO: MARK MARKLEY
Judas Recendez is a ceramic artist who spent his youth in sunny Visalia, CA, surfing, hiking and exploring an interest in fine art and ceramics. Recendez is a U.S. Army Veteran of the Iraq War who participated in 2 tours of combat before an IED explosion caused him to lose both legs in 2006.
EHREN TOOL MAKES CUPS IN HIS STUDIO, PHOTO: MARK MARKLEY
Ehren 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.
PETER VOULKOS DEMONSTRATING AT A WORKSHOP IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1974, COURTESY OF THE VOULKOS & CO. CATALOGUE PROJECT
Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) was a ceramist most known for his abstract expressionist sculptures. He received his BS from the Montana State College, Bozeman and received his MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts).