GUIDANCE ON NEOS DISCIPLINES

The following descriptions are intended to help you to decide which NEOS discipline best fits your work. There is some overlap between them. If your work spans more than one discipline, either select one or enter under multiple disciplines (a separate fee is due for each entry). If you want further guidance on choosing a NEOS discipline, please contact us.

CERAMICS

Decorative and functional items formed from raw clay and fired in a kiln, e.g.

  • Pots & vessels
  • Sculptures
  • Tableware
  • Jewellery & accessories
  • Tiles

GLASS

Decorative and functional items made from glass, e.g.

  • Engraved glass
  • Fused & kiln cast glass
  • Glass mosaics
  • Hot blown & torch worked glass
  • Stained & leaded glass

GROUP

Constituted groups of artists and makers of any discipline, and multiple disciplines, e.g.

  • Crafting groups
  • Knitting groups
  • Locality groups
  • Painting groups
  • Sewing groups

HERITAGE CRAFTS

Items made using traditional methods, often with natural materials, e.g.

  • Basket making
  • Fly dressing
  • Furniture making
  • Spinning & weaving
  • Straw working

ILLUSTRATION

Visual representations of concepts using traditional or digital methods, e.g.

  • Book illustration
  • Infographics
  • Personalised illustration
  • Technical & scientific illustration

JEWELLERY

Wearable adornments, often made of precious metals and gemstones but can include many materials; may involve metalsmithing, e.g.

  • Bracelets & brooches
  • Earrings & necklaces
  • Silverware

MIXED MEDIA

Visual artwork created with more than one material or technique in 2D or 3D, e.g.

  • Watercolour & ink
  • Ink on paper collage
  • Paint on fabric collage
  • Driftwood & wire
  • Stone & metal

PAINTING

Images created by applying paint or pigment to a surface, e.g.

  • Abstract painting
  • Figure painting
  • Landscape painting
  • Portrait painting
  • Still life painting

PRINTMAKING

Images transferred from one surface to another, often using pressure, e.g.

  • Collagraph
  • Engraving
  • Lino & wood cut
  • Monoprinting
  • Screen printing

PHOTOGRAPHY

Images captured digitally or on film using a camera, e.g.

  • Abstract photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Macro photography
  • Night photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Wildlife photography

SCULPTURE

Artwork constructed in any material, or combination of materials, e.g.

  • Carved stone
  • Carved wood
  • Cast glass
  • Sculpted ceramic
  • Welded metal

TEXTILES

Items created from fabric or fibres such as wool and cotton, e.g.

  • Crochet & knitting
  • Felting
  • Dyed & printed fabrics
  • Sewing & quilting
  • Weaving

WOOD

Decorative and functional items made by working wood, e.g.

  • Carved wood
  • Marquetry
  • Turned wood
  • Pyrography
  • Wooden furniture