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A Little Bit About Us
Oxcombe Pottery was established in 2014 when Susanna Gorst converted a disused tractor barn into a ceramic education space. Since then Oxcombe has become a creative hub, with pottery, fine art and a range of other workshops and events taking place all year round. The original studio has been joined by three more barn conversions, offering plenty of space for all our activities, including conferences, team building, exhibitions and open days.
Our activities are based in the tranquil historic farmstead, surrounded by mature trees and pasture, as well as the Manor gardens. Please be aware that Oxcombe continues to be a working farm and be prepared to meet a tractor along the lane.
WHAT WE DO
History of Oxcombe
Oxcombe is set in one of the most picturesque and secluded valleys of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), it remains an almost intact medieval manor with a parish boundary unaltered for 1000 years. Historical finds include neolithic flints and a deserted village which can be seen in the grass field beyond the garden. The house and Church were both re-modelled in the 1840’s by the Louth architect W.A. Nicholson and records show that the church was already established in the early 13th century.
The farm grows arable crops such as wheat and malting barley and there is a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle which can be seen grazing the extensive grassland over the summer months. The farm has been in some sort of Countryside Stewardship to protect and enhance biodiversity for over 30 years and is home to a wide variety of birds and animals including Barn Owls, Red Kites, Woodpeckers, and a pair of Ravens who nest in the tall pine trees.
Today Oxcombe provides a tranquil retreat for all its visitors, a haven for wildlife as well as for people discovering or developing their creativity.