Artist Statement

 Marvin Bjurlin, 2018  Photograph by David Moog

Marvin Bjurlin, 2018
Photograph by David Moog


Basic to man’s nature is the urge to create, to shape and control his surroundings. Common materials from his environment acquire new substance and meaning when united to suit his needs. Earth, Water, and Fire, the most basic of elements, are the Potter’s Media. His tools are simple, a wheel, a knife, scraps of wood, his hands. With these he forms objects of use and beauty, reflecting both his own personality and that of his culture.