Mark Issenberg creates fine ash-glazed stoneware near Plum Nelly where he first studied ceramics as a young man under the legendary potter, Charles Counts.
Later, Mark went on to receive a degree in Fine Arts and served the City of Hialeah, Florida
for eighteen years as a fire fighter. Always maintaining a close relationship
with fire, upon retirement Mark returned to the source of his greatest influence
and inspiration. Today, Mark is an award-winning potter. His functional and
decorative pieces are widely exhibited throughout the South and East.
Mark is a member of the newly formed Georgia
Clay Council (GCC), whose mission is "dedicated to meeting the
needs of clay artists and potters of Georgia by providing the opportunities
and environment for cultural and educational growth."
He is also a long
term member of
Potters Council and
member of the