Linda Brogan - Ceramic Head Pots


We encounter ceramics every day, yet how much do you know about this ancient craft?

Paul Bullivant


What’s the difference between a simple snap and fine art? Meet some of the NBA photographers to find out.

Bethan Witherow Pier Print


Printmaking is a diverse range of techniques, each producing their own unique effects and styles. 

Abstract Art

Abstract art is one of the most discussed and misunderstood genres of contemporary art – we’ve put together a quick guide to help you see what the fuss is about. 

Georgina Thornton-Parr - Abstract painting
Ilsa Fatt - colourful glass beads

Glass Making

Find out more about the fascinating techniques glass makers use to create jewellery, homeware and art objects.

Jenny Urquhart - Beach painting


Find out more about the different techniques used by NBA members, and our top tips for buying a painting. 


With a history stretching back millennia, jewellery is still something we love to wear and admire. Find out more about the jewellery techniques you can find on the NBA trail. 

Caroline Casswell - bracelets
Jemima Lumley - Embroidery

Textile Arts

Textile art seeks to reclaim the ‘everyday’ crafts of weaving, embroidering and dyeing to show fabrics and fibres in a new light.

Mixed Media

Learn more about how artists use found materials alongside traditional methods to create a new way of looking at the world.

nicolette mcguire mixed media bottles

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