Ground Ceramics, pottery teacher

Ground Ceramics

Ground Ceramics

location_on Oakland, Oakland (Bay Area)

local_activity classes: Clay Sculpture and Hand BuildingPottery

5.0 (22)
Instagram followers1k

Judy Fleming is an Associate Marriage + Family Therapist (AMFT) and Ceramic Artist. She started her business “Ground Ceramics” in Oakland in 2012. In addition, she works in the East Bay as a Mental Health Therapist specializing in her work with youth and families.

She offers private sessions, attends occasional local markets, and makes custom work.

She enjoys creating pieces that help ground and connect us to ourselves, each other, plants, and foods. There is intention put into each unique piece.

Judy welcomes participants from all ages, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and abilities. She is trained in working with trauma and the nervous system. She highly values ritual and ceremony.




Charley Va Jun 2024

Loved it! Super open and engaging. I had no experience but with Judy’s demos, I was able to throw it down… will def book another sesh.

Andrew Luong Jun 2024

Judy was very helpful and guided us on making our own pieces! She was very encouraging and I recommend any first timers to book a session!

Betty May May 2024

My son and I went to an introductory class on pottery. We got to use clay to shape on a table and we got to learn the pottery wheel. We had some laughs and fun and frustration! We learned that one of us has a natural ability to throw! It was a fantastic class. We would do it again. Loved it.

Lucia Aguilar May 2024

Such a wonderful experience! Judy showed us how to hand build and throw for the first time. She was so supportive and affirming. Would highly recommend booking a class!

Pottery class review by Lucia Aguilar - Oakland (Bay Area)

Camille Legendre May 2024

Judy was absolutely amazing! My grandma and I attended the handbuilding and wheel throwing class and had an amazing time. Judy provided fantastic feedback and helped us mould and create several pieces of pottery. I highly recommend this course.

Stephanie Chao Mar 2024

Judy, you are so special! The most kind and patient teacher. Very happy I found this course. From kids to adults, Judy is the best for you. I signed as first timer and will be joining more. It was time well spent. Thank you, Judy!

Lauren Smith Mar 2024

Judy was so friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful! She asked what we wanted to make and then gave us options and guidance, which we desperately needed as first timers. Bonus her studio is around the corner from an amazing soba restaurant :)

Monica Li Feb 2024

This class was an amazing experience! Judy was an incredibly helpful and kind teacher. We were a group of five and everyone got an opportunity to try hand building and the pottery wheel.

Brittani Kaigler Jan 2024

My friends and I had a great time! I would definitely come back and take another class

Diana Dominguez Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Judy was an excellent instructor. She provided a welcoming space which was perfect for our group. She explained just how to handle the clay, then demoed the finer points of hand building as well as wheel throwing. She was ready to help at any point we felt we needed a bit of extra instruction. This was a private party for myself with my 3 grand daughters. I couldn’t have been more pleased with items that each of us created in just under two hours. I highly recommend the experience for anyone who would like to explore their creative side.

Emily Silagon Jan 2024

Loved working with Judy, she was so patient and attentive to our group of beginners. She provided only as much guidance as we asked for, otherwise allowing creativity and individuality to manifest naturally.

Christine Natoli Nov 2023

My 6-year-old and I just did a class with Judy and it was fantastic! We had so much fun. Judy was great at giving instruction, cheerleading our efforts, and giving space for us to be creative and try things out on our own.

Crystal Butman Nov 2023

This was such a fun experience! I went with my sisters for a birthday and we created several unique pieces and had so much fun. I would absolutely recommend doing this.

Zaynab Alwan Nov 2023

Great lesson! High value for the price. Teacher was patient, knowledgeable, and provided great materials for the students. Me and my partner both made two items each on the wheel! And we love them Thank you Judy!

Christina Choi Sep 2023

Judy is a great instructor- professional, kind, and knowledgeable. All materials were provided including apron and the class was perfect for beginners like us. We would love to take another class with her.

Ploy Udomphol Aug 2023

Judy was so amazing! We arrived pretty late because of parking and she was very understanding and tried to speed up her demo so we still had enough time!

Pauline Souza Jul 2023

Judy Fleming is an inspirational, patient, kind and creative teacher. I cannot thank her enough for all she did to make the experience joyful and supportive. A very cute studio, it is intimate, and comfortable. I was also impressed with how she reuses material and water - she should get 5 more stars for that! highly recommended and very grateful that she is sharing her talent with us! thank you Judy!

Clarinda Eing Jun 2023

Absolutely amazing experience with Judy today. We booked a private class for 3 ppl and it was just a relaxing and therapeutic experience. Judy is very talented and knowledgeable. Couldn’t ask for a better teacher. This is our first time trying out the pottery activity. It looks easy, but really it’s not. My friends and I definitely would do this again! We definitely recommend Judy. Her vibe and energy is just so vibrant.

Heather Zavadil Jun 2023

Beautiful little studio in a garden, teacher was patient and kind. Willing to teach or let me create anything. Clean, peaceful, fun. Great way to spend a couple hours.

Ghita Soulimani Apr 2022

Judy is a great instructor, very patient and welcoming. Would definitely do it again. Very therapeutic!

Defaf Yaccoub Mar 2022

Judy was so nice and patient, she taught us everything step by step. My boyfriend and I had so much fun. Thank you so much Judy.

Ceramics Workshop: Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding Clay Care review by Defaf Yaccoub - Oakland (Bay Area)

Nesley Rojo Feb 2022

Judy was awesome. She was super inviting and chill, which made the session a lot of fun. Easy to talk to and helpful the entire time.

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