Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org
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  • December9th

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    We are really excited to be running our year-long course in Book Arts in 2017.

    Run over 2 terms of 15 weeks this course is aimed at artists looking to explore and develop ideas through the form of the artists’ book. The course is not accredited, but students will ‘graduate’ with a Hot Bed Press certificate in Book Arts.

    Throughout the 30 weeks you will develop knowledge of materials and techniques and will learn how to make a variety of book structures. These range from simple yet fascinating structures to more challenging multi-section hard-bound books. You will also learn how to make a beautiful clam-shell portfolio box to house some of the great books you have made on the course.

    As well as equipping you with technical knowledge, the course will challenge you to explore narrative, sequencing, text & image, the relationship between form and content and how you can use the book form to interrogate and push your own practice and ideas.

    Recent students from the course have developed the skills and confidence to make editions that have been exhibited and sold at both Liverpool and Manchester Artists’ Book Fair.

    The course will also bring in a number of guest tutors to give hands-on introductions to various non-digital printing methods, including risograph, mono printing, letterpress, silk-screen and relief printing to help you develop and realise the ideas that connect the form and content of your books.

    The Complete Book Artist will be tutored on Tuesday evenings between 6.00pm and 9.00pm with an additional 4 hours access to the workshop throughout the week. [Open hours are Mondays to Fridays 10am – 5pm plus Thursday evening to 9.00pm and the last Saturday of every month 11am – 4.00pm.]

    All students wanting more than 4 hours access per week will also be able to ‘top-up’ their hours with usage in the workshop.

    About the tutor:

    Sylvia Waltering makes and publishes books as one half of Battenburg Press. She is an artist working with a variety of media, including photography, text, installation and
    artists’ books. This will be the fourth year that Sylvia runs the Complete Book Artist at
    Hot Bed Press and she also has fifteen years’ teaching experience as a lecturer at
    Manchester School of Art.

    Her books and installation work often involve domestic objects and (fictional) collections, exploring their narrative possibilities. Sylvia’s books have been exhibited internationally and her publications are held in private and public collections in the UK, Denmark, Hungary, Australia and the US.

    Exhibitions:

    Since the course started back in 2014, CBA students have exhibited collectively at Liverpool and Manchester Art Book Fair. Some students have also developed their practice to exhibit work independently at book fairs in Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, London and even in Norway.

    The 2015 class still meet regularly and continue to work on collaborative book projects. A number of students have gone on to study the Complete Printmaker and Complete Letterpress Printer courses continuing to expand their skills and practice.

    Here are some of the things previous participants have said about the course:

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    “It has been a great 30 weeks and I have learnt so much, met some amazing
    people and got to use and feel confident using Hot Bed Press’ facilities. Sylvia
    is a great, patient and kind teacher/mentor.

    ‘She really inspires me to be more creative.’

    ‘Great course and I would highly recommend it’

    ‘Excellent, excellent class.’

    ‘A thoroughly enjoyable course.’

    The cost is £600.00 per term / £1,200 for the year
    You can secure a place on the course by making a deposit of £300.00 (This can be paid in installments if needed) Then payments are made by standing order monthly throughout 2017 from Feb to October 2017.

    Call the workshop to book your place!

  • December6th

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    Print Like Paul Peter Piech Workshop

    Hot Bed Press / People’s History Museum

    Wed 18 January, Wed 25 January, Wed 1 February, Wed 8 February

    Artist Oliver Flude will take you through the art of relief printing combining text and image to create striking imagery similar in approach to the working of Paul Peter Piech.

    You will be shown how to cut and print lino, hand cut text and print in multi colours. Book for one session and have a taster, or take on all four sessions and refine, develop and experiment with your imagery with advice and expert tips from the tutor. Following four sessions you will come away with a set of mini posters that convey bold imagery and make strong visual statements.
    These workshops are brought to you in collaboration between People’s History Museum and Hot Bed Press.

    Suitable for adults

    Booking required – please contact Hot Bed Press on 0161 743 3111 or info@hotbedpress.org

    £30.00 per session / £90 for four sessions

    2.00pm – 5.00pm
    http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/print-like-paul-peter-piech/
    http://www.oliverflude.com/

  • December1st

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    We are proud to be launching this year’s 20:20 Print Exchange at Hot Bed Press. This year we had 39 workshops take part with over 500 artists submitting their editions of 25 prints!

    You can view the complete collection here on our flickr site and decide which ones you like the best!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hot_bed_press/collections/72157674618482111/

    Just copy and paste the address into your browser.

  • November23rd

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    We are really pleased to announce that we will be running our year-long course in Letterpress Printing from February 2017.

    Our new course is due to run on Wednesday Evenings from 6pm – 9pm and we will be running our Thursday morning Complete Letterpress Printer as usual from 10am – 1pm. So you have a choice to sign up for the Wednesday evening or the Thursday morning sessions.

    Spend a year immersed in the wonderful world of letterpress. This course will teach you the art and craft of letterpress printing, using both wood type and metal type, and a range of presses, from table-top Adana presses to traditional Albion & Columbian iron hand-presses. Learn age-old practices, perfected over five hundred years, and combine those skills with contemporary and experimental techniques to produce stunning, tactile and original prints, postcards, cards, chapbooks, artists’ books and lots more besides.

    Discover the language of letterpress: how to mind your p’s and q’s, how not to get the wrong end of the stick or become out of sorts; experiment with borders and rules, muttons and nuts, fists and flowers. Learn simple measuring systems, and how to use a variety of tools and equipment. Delight in different typefaces, plain and fancy; from Garamond to Gill to Grotesque, Albertus to Windsor.

    The course is designed for beginners, or those with only a little experience, and will cover all aspects of both setting and printing type. You will also get the opportunity to create your own polymer blocks and combine text and image. You will be supported in developing your own unique letterpress projects throughout the course in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

  • November22nd

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    Our eagerly anticipated Under-The-Bed Sale will take place on Friday 2nd December 6pm – 9pm and Saturday 3rd December 11am – 4pm.

    This is our annual Christmas sale with hundreds of prints for sale from £5 to £50, thousands of prints in fact. We also launch our 20:20 Print Exchange by selling all the number ones from last year’s exchange for £10 each, as well as a huge selection of past 20:20 prints.

    There are plenty of bargains to be had and a wide range of prints from screenprints, etchings, collagraphs, relief prints, photo-etchings, letterpress, book arts and much more. This is your ideal stop to get all your Christmas presents.

    We will also be opening up the first floor into the old Cow Lane Studios with artists’ stalls selling an exciting range of prints and printed goods. Come and buy direct from the artists.

    Tell your friends and help to support Hot Bed Press. All money raised goes towards new equipment at Hot Bed Press as we split takings between Hot Bed and the artists. Every January we purchase some new kit to improve the facility. It’s a really exciting time for us as we improve and grow this wonderful workshop.

  • October13th

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    Manchester Artists’ Book Fair
    Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October
    Manchester Artists’ Book Fair is coming up!

    Dear friends and members of Hot Bed Press. This weekend we will proudly be running our annual Manchester Artists’ Book Fair at London Road Fire Station, by Piccadilly Station. Running as part of Manchester’s Design City Fair there will be lots to see and get involved in, including a great array of demonstrations and workshops. Have a read and hope that you can make it down to the event.

    Opening hours:
    Saturday 15 October 10am-6pm
    Sunday 16 October 10am-5pm
    London Road Fire Station, by Piccadilly Station
    FREE ENTRY

  • October5th

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    We are very excited to announce our courses for Autumn and Winter 2016 and have been working hard to put on a diverse range of workshops to suit various experiences, abilities and taste. We are proud to say that we never run two programmes the same and always have something new on offer. This time around we are delighted to have Xtina Lamb showing the wonders of Gocco and Thermofax printing as well as Jason Hicklin bringing his immense knowledge of etching. New to Hot Bed Press we have Level 2 Screenprint and Block Books/Xylographica as well as CMYK Screenprint back as a weekend course following on from a successful first outing in our Summer School. There’s lots more besides.

  • September8th

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    We’re super excited to be exhibiting this year’s Buy Art Fair where this year we are also going to be running print demonstrations again in a large project space which we will transform into a fully working print studio over the four days of the exhibition.

    We will be stand number 118 so come find us and maybe treat yourself to a beautiful hand made print from one of our very talented artists.

    Hot Bed Press members, get your work to us as soon as possible. The cut off date for submissions is 16th September. Framed work should be dropped into the office and we have paperwork for you to complete.

  • July19th

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    We are really excited to announce that bookings are now open for The Complete Printmaker, Complete Book Artist and Complete Letterpress Printer 2017!

    Thanks to everyone for your patience in getting this together and we’re pleased to be taking bookings for next year’s year long workshops. We will also be running a second Complete Letterpress workshop in the new year which will run on Wednesday evenings as well as running the daytime class on the Thursday mornings.

    Reservations are already coming in so if you have been thinking of signing up for next year, please call us at the workshop and we can reserve a place on one of the workshops for you. Flexible Payment Plans are available, just call the workshop on 0161 743 3111 and speak to Andy Magee our Operations Manager.

  • July6th

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    Hot Bed Press member and tutor David Armes was artist-in-residence at Huddersfield Art Gallery during June 2016. The residency was part of the gallery’s collaborative ROTOR series with the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, with Leeds-based East Street Arts as a third partner.

    The work David produced was part of the Open House project and now forms an exhibition at the gallery that opens on 7th July, running until 27th August.

    Responding to the theme of ‘wayfinding’, the work takes interactions with people around the town and gallery as a starting point and explores notions of place, space and ‘the accidental conversation’.

    All the work was produced on three Adana 8×5 presses that David installed in the gallery space for the residency.

    Inspired by the show? David is running a workshop at Hot Bed Press in Expressive Letterpress on the 6th and 7th August. Call me at the workshop on 0161 743 3111 to book your place.