The 9th MABF is fast approaching. The event takes place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October 11am – 5pm. Entrance is free and there’s lots of lovely artist’s books, zines, altered books, and intricate folded constructions and elaborate book sculptures plus letterpress and paper marbling demonstrations. Over 40 stands from artists across the U.K. […]Read more
Eat, Sleep, Print, Repeat… Eat, Sleep, Print, Repeat
Hot Bed Press is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing printmaking facilites and workshops to support artists and printmakers throughout the UK. We are the largest open access print workshop in the region and currently have 230 members. Our spacious facilities, situated in an old Victorian warehouse, include a screenprint area equipped with 7 screen beds, an etching facility now boasting 5 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 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 Studio Volunteers who help keep the place running smoothly.
Courses For Everyone
Our course programme is undoubtedly one of the biggest print focused education programme 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. We heralded a new year long course in 2013 with The Complete Printmaker and soon found demand really high, enough to run 2 courses and still have a very healthy reserve list. We are running the same again and are really pleased to have introduced The Complete Book Artist and The Complete Printmaker year 2. All four courses were fully booked up in weeks and we are now taking expressions of interest for 2015!
Thanks to everyone who came down to see our stand at this weekend’s Manchester Contemporary exhibition at the old Granada studios. The show was a great success and we sold over £1,000’s worth of our members’ work. The feedback from the visitors was universally positive and we had a really strong selection of work via […]Read more
For some time now we have been working behind the scenes to try to secure the long term future of Hot Bed Press. We have put in a proposal to buy The Casket Works from Salford City Council. If everything goes to plan we will take on the whole building. Our plans include accommodating all […]Read more
With the courses all now out and bookings coming in places are going fast. The special week of book arts courses has proven very popular as well it may with guest tutor Roni Gross coming from New York plus lots more with The Great Zine Machine, Typewriter Art and Book Marks printing. We also […]Read more
Thanks to everyone who came to The Carbooty last weekend. It was a roaring success. We met lots of new people and sold lots of prints. In fact we sold over £550 worth of prints and raised over £400 for Hot Bed Press. Well done to Andy and Karen who were the stalwarts who manned […]Read more