We are really pleased to announce that we will be running The Complete Printmaker again next year. Due to the popular demand for the course and a very healthy expressions of interest list we will be once again running 2 courses concurrently; one on Monday mornings, (9.30am – 12.20pm) and the other on Monday evenings, [...]Read more
Hot Bed Press is a not-for-profit, open access print workshop, dedicated to supporting anyone with an interest in printmaking, and promoting printmaking to a wider audience.
We have spacious facilities including a screenprint area equipped with 7 screen beds, an etching facility boasting 4 etching presses an aquatint room, nitric and ferric etching booths, and a letterpress/relief print area with 2 Albion presses a Columbian and various Adanas and nipping presses. We currently have 160 members. We are the largest open access print workshop in the region.
We are open 5 days a week, plus Thursday evenings and the last Saturday of every month, with technical support on hand from our Technician and volunteer Studio Managers who help keep the place running smoothly.
Our course programme is undoubtedly one of the biggest print resources in the country with over 50 courses; from one-day taster courses to a year-long comprehensive course. The range of courses is always varied and we freshen up courses with new techniques and approaches for each programme. [We run 3 programmes a year.] Our book and letterpress courses are very highly regarded.
New courses announced! Following on from a very full start of the year with 135 people attending 18 courses and lots of lovely feedback, we are pleased to bring you a Summer season running in July and August. On offer this time we have everything from Photo-screen to Waterless Litho and introducing Bookmaking for Artists*2 [...]Read more
We are starting to plan the next MABF. We aim to set it to happen around the same time as last year; mid October possibly Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October. We are hoping to confirm with MMU in the next few weeks. Latest update: provisional dates (to be absolutely confirmed by MMU), are now [...]Read more
We are really pleased to launch the 20:20 Print Exchange for 2013. I know, it seems like no time since the last exchange and in part that’s because it’s still on. [It is currently showing at The Print Shed in Hereford and will travel to The Bluecoat in Liverpool from 19th June to 28th July.] [...]Read more
We are really sorry to hear that Cow Lane studios will be closing in April due to rising costs. We will be very sad to lose our neighbours who have provided an excellent studio facility for the last 15 years and want to wish the artists all the best with their careers. From the grapevine [...]Read more