Mark Issenberg (Lookout Mountain Pottery)

Biographical Information: Mark Issenberg is a member of the Atlanta Bonsai Society and his hometown Tennessee Valley Bonsai Society. He has been making plant containers for years and is now concentrating on bonsai and kusamono containers. Mark has been firing his wood kiln and cone 10 reduction kiln to achieve the desired results in bonsai pottery.

Mark mixes his own clay using Lizella, fireclay, and ball clay to make a dark clay perfect for bonsai containers.  In some batches he adds interesting materials like chicken grit and metal filings that melt at 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit marking the pots with inclusions.

Finally, the 3rd National Juried Bonsai Pot Exhibition presented in the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the US National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. accepted 7 of Mark’s bonsai pots to be in the exhibition.

Location: 3005 Plum Nelly Road, Rising Fawn, GA 30738



Examples of Work

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