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

ripped paper divider

HOT BED PRESSĀ  Open For Business


We reopened Hot Bed Press at the end of July.Ā 

It has been lovely to see members coming back in and getting printing again.

We will only be opening Monday to Thursday for the time-being until we can get fully up to speed. However we have just announced that we were successful in a funding bid towards new staffing and have started to advertise for 3 new posts stating in January, (An Exhibitions, Events & Marketing Officer, An Education Officer and a Technician). These new staff will add to our team and also enable us to be open more days, firstly opening on Fridays again and as soon as we can to start opening on some Saturdays.

We are really grateful to Arts Council England for their supportĀ  and recognition of the great work we do and the wonderful workshop/organisation we have.


We are not taking new members currently as we have to catch up with existing members and have not yet got the staffing capacity back to being able to support new members fully. However, we are keeping a list of enquiries for new members and will be in touch with all on the list to start new members as soon as we can.

As for weekend and evening courses, we are currently trying to catch up on previous courses postponed during lockdown/s and are in touch with all those previously booked on courses who now have credit with us to rearrange courses. We hope toĀ  be ready to start planning and advertising new courses as soon as we can; we now expect this to be January/February.


All the best & stay safe

Sean Rorke – Artistic Director

    Latest News

  • October22nd

    We are really pleased to announce that we were awarded an Arts Council grant towards 3 new posts at Hot Bed Press;Ā  An Exhibitions, Events & Marketing Officer 22.5 hoursĀ  a week An Education Officer (15 hours a week) and a Technician for (22.5 hours a week) These 3 new posts will enable us to […]

    Read more
  • August17th

    It’s been great to have members back in printing and to start having the buzz of creativity around the workshop. Everyone has been noticing all the big and little improvements we’ve made whilst everyone was away. We’ve not been putting our feet up. We’ve also got lots of new kit, such as 5 new Kippax […]

    Read more
  • July29th

    INtrspaces exhibition April 2021

    In March 2021 we were very pleased to welcome artists & designers from The University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland to show their multi-disciplinary work; all connected by one of our studio members; Kamila Kasprowicz who organised the show and hung the work at Hot Bed Press during lockdown. Artists: Kamila Kasprowicz Aleksander Ostrowski Wojciech […]

    Read more
  • June1st

    I am sorry , but we are still closed. We had planned to reopen early in June. However, Greater Manchester has seen rapid rises in covid 19 cases, and it is spreading from area to area. It would be unwise to reopen with cases increasing as they are. We also cannot afford to bring staff […]

    Read more
  • April23rd

    new fence and covid mural

    There has been lots of work on in recent months, over 14 months in fact. We have new benching for more inking spaces, a new water bath and new acid cabinet, and now 5 new screen beds replacing some old and tired and quite honestly, quirky, some would say frustrating second hand screen beds we […]

    Read more