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

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HOT BED PRESS  Open For Business

We are pleased to say that we reopened Hot Bed Press at the end of July. 

The first few weeks have been steady and 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. This may be ongoing until November when we hope to get more staff in, but we currently don’t have the capacity to open every day.

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 to have caught up by early September and be ready to start planning and advertising new courses as soon as we can; potentially late September to October as the earliest we will run new courses.

We are pleased to be running The Condensed Book Arts course which starts on Wednesday 1st September. This 20 week course is our way of making up for the loss of last year’s Complete Book Arts course and to fit something in this year. It’s still packed through with amazing ways to make original handmade books and is booking up fast, (pardon the pun).

All the best & stay safe

Sean Rorke – Artistic Director

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    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 […]

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  • July29th

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    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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • April6th

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    Hot Bed Press is still closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The latest easing of lockdown announcements are great news; a beer in a pub garden, meeting outside in more than one household, shops to reopen etc. However, due to the nature of our business we are not allowed to reopen to members just yet. There […]

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