On Friday 13 December 2013 from 5 to 8 at Newcastle Studio Potters – not only will the gallery be open and selling ceramics but the studios will also be open. Potters will be demonstrating their skills and happy to chat to you about the wonders of clay. And if you have some clay on hand bring it along and join in the fun.

Christmas Takeaway is being held until 22 December at Back to Back Galleries – can’t think of what to purchase for that hard to please friend with exotic tastes or relative with a love of the hand-made. The answer may be waiting for you at the NSP Annual Christmas Takeaway. You can take the artwork away with you once you’ve made your purchase. Gallery hours: 11-5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.57 Bull St, Cooks Hill