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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  • November13th

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    As we have expanded the workshop, we are now planning to run an annual Print and Book Arts Fair in our ground floor space at Hot Bed Press.

    The Hot Bed Press Christmas Print and Book Arts Fair
    on Sunday 1st of December (11am – 5pm)
    at Hot Bed Press.

    If you are a creative, looking to sell your beautiful work we are offering up 50 tables on the ground floor of Hot Bed Press for the sale of prints, book arts, cards, posters, zines and printed goods.

    We are now taking bookings for tables which are £50 each. If you would like to book a table please contact Kate or Andy in the office on 0161 743 3111, e-mail info@hotbedpress.org or pop in to the office… as soon as you can.

    Tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis so be quick to avoid disappointment. Tables are 6ft x 2ft. A limited amount of spaces have wall space behind them, If you would like a wall space please specify. We will allocate on a first come first served basis.

    We will also have other events taking place on the day such as our annual  Under-The-Bed Sale, with bargain prints available for sale from £5 to £50, plus the launch of this year’s 20:20 Print Exchange exhibition. It will be a creative extravaganza to celebrate another fantastic year for Hot Bed Press!

    There’s lots more going on including the reveal of a newly commissioned mural for the front of the building, by Mexican artist/printmaker Raul Gutierrez.

    We are really excited to also announce and show off a huge new Rochat etching press that has been kindly donated to us. It’s a beast; a beautiful beast! More details to come.

    Tables can be paid for simply by calling the workshop on 0161 743 3111 and we can take credit or debit card payment over the phone and confirm your booking.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

  • July11th

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    Presenting for the very first time for your delight and delectation, Hot Bed Press will be opening up our huge ground floor space for a print fair like no other. A veritable extravaganza of printed paraphernalia. Over 40 stands of hand-printed cards, bags, book arts and much more in the large ground floor pop-up gallery/print fair. Thousands of screenprints, etchings, woodcuts, collagraphs, lithographs, bags, aprons, tea towels and all manner of printed goods at affordable prices direct from the artists.

    Saturday 20th July
    11.00am – 6.00pm

    Hot Bed Press Printmakers
    The Casket Works
    Cow Lane
    Salford
    M5 4NB

    Plus free demonstrations and have-a-go sessions. All under one roof; you can also go upstairs to see our amazing print workshop where all the printed goodness is created.

    More stalls and events to be announced in the build up to the Wayzgoose. See website and social media for further details.

  • November2nd

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    Friday 16th November 6-9pm and Saturday 17th November 11am-6pm

    Thousands of original prints by members of Hot Bed Press in our Under-The-Bed Sale and sale of 20:20 prints.

    Monoprints, etchings, screenprints, collagraphs, relief prints, letterpress, waterless litho and much much more…

    All our first floor studios will be open with artists showing prints and printed products for sale. Ideal gifts for Christmas or just as a selfish treat!

    Plus free print demonstrations in our Print Lab Studios on Saturday betweeen 12.00pm and 4.00pm in solarplate with Lois Gilbert, stone lithography with Jeni Nuttall and screenprinting with Sean Rorke. All 3 of our special new Print Lab professional studios will be set up with demonstrations and expert tips.

  • October17th

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    We have a fresh exhibition of book arts launching this Saturday at Chapter One Books! The Manchester Artists Book Fair will feature over 20 stalls of fantastic limited edition hand-made artists books.

    We would love to see you there.

    Manchester Artists Book Fair
    Chapter One Books
    Saturday 20th October
    11am – 7pm

  • September26th

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    We’re really pleased to announce that we will once again be exhibiting work at this year’s Manchester Art Fair (formerly Buy Art Fair) which will be held for the second year at Manchester Central (Formerly GMEX) and run from the Friday 12th to the Sunday 14th October.

    If you are a Hot Bed Press member wishing to submit, there is just a £10 sumbission fee to get work in the browser and £30 if your work is selected to be shown on the wall. We are now open for submissions and all information is at the workshop. Submissions close on Friday 5th October at 5pm. No work submitted after this date will be considered.

    If you would like to come see the show you can apply for free tickets at the Manchester Art Fair website and we are Stand 435. We will also be giving print demonstrations over the weekend so come say hi!

    Visit : https://www.manchesterartfair.co.uk/welcome for full details

  • August22nd

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    We will be selling a selection of beautiful hand made prints at this week’s Carbooty at Plant Noma & Sadlers Yard in the Shudehill area of Manchester. 12pm – 5pm

    All prints £10! Come say hi, pick up a print and a course leaflet and chat to us about life and art.

    BY CAR:
    As there is construction work going on down both sides streets, cars can not access the outdoor site directly. However you can pull your vehicle up to the side entrance of PLANT NOMA at the far end of Dantzic street (past the Shudehill bus depot) solely for dropping items off, and either myself or Charlie will be waiting at the top of the stairs to Sadler’s Yard to welcome you.

    So the best place to pull up if you need to get really close to the venue with your stuff first is HERE
    Otherwise we recommend parking at the outdoor Euro or TOTAL carparks which are just off Shudehill and the main ring road. They can be found HERE and you can walk up from there.

    Either way we can help carry things into PLANT or down to the yard. There is also a lift which can be used for heavier items if going from the top of the steps down to the yard. Or if you want to leave stuff and go park you car elsewhere first then we can always pop your stuff at your spot whilst you go do this.

    BY FOOT/ BIKE:
    If coming by foot and are an INDOOR stall holder, then just come straight to PLANT NOMA via Dantzic street – you come to the very end of the street before it becomes pedestrianised and you will see the entrance on your left (if Shudehill bus station is on your right).

    If you are an OUTDOOR stall holder (all food stall holders are outdoors) then come straight down where Hanover street meets Federation Street and you will come right up to Sadler’s Yard. You can find it HERE

    https://www.facebook.com/events/406675143171844/

  • July26th

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    Hot Bed Press Summer/Autumn courses are now live on the website!

    We are really pleased to announce the fresh new programme of courses starting in August. It has been a long hot Summer and things have really been warming up here. We are ready for another exciting set of weekend and evening workshops.

    There are some day taster courses in Monoprinting, Drypoint and Collagraphs following quite a few requests for these plus back by popular demand also Gelatine Plate Printing and Expanded Screenprint.

    We also have brand new courses such as Words & Pictures; Screenprint & Letterpress, and a special 2 weekend print extravaganza in the UnLtd Print School, which marks the end of the Print UnLtd exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, which has been such a huge success. Not the usual process driven fare this one; with 2 tutors and an art school approach to subject, content and context, with drawing and printing exercises, flash demonstrations and collaborative printing it is going to be exciting.

    E-mail the workshop at info@hotbedpress.org or call us on 0161 743 3111 if you are interested/want to book!

  • July3rd

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    We are now open for bookings for 2019’s Complete Printmaker course which runs from February – December 2019.

    The morning slots booked up in record time, but we still have places available on the evening sessions from 6pm – 9pm.

    The Complete Printmaker is tutored on Monday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm or Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm with additional hours available through to 5.00pm on Mondays when there will be a dedicated Technician on-hand.

    The practical make-up of the course will be married up with contextual background and content driven assessment. It will give a good understanding of printmaking and will be the equivalent experience to a traditional fine art first year degree in print. Students will be supported through development of a portfolio and focused body of work.

    Comprehensive notes and instruction worksheets will be provided. These are sent out after each process is taught to serve as supporting notes and reminders to enable further independent development through each process. Extra reading material and other sources of inspiration will also be given.

    In addition to the 3 hours a week taught sessions each student can take up an extra 4 hours a week free of charge, [60 hours a term), with Technician support available during open access. Students can also take up as many hours as they wish over and above the 4 hours a week self-directed practice by purchasing a Studio Hours card for just £3.00 an hour, (sold in 6 hour cards). You are also given a year’s membership of Hot Bed Press running up to 31st January 2020.

    To secure your place we require a £300 deposit. Please call Andy on 0161 743 3111 to book your place on this very popular course.

  • November16th

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    We will be opening up to the public for our annual Open Studios and Print Sale on Friday 24th 6-9pm and Saturday 25th November 11am-6pm. Please feel free to come along, invite your friends. Many of our resident artists will be here to meet and there will be the opportunity to buy directly from the artists themselves.

    We will also be running our Christmas Sale where you can pick up a bargain. There will also be print demonstrations over the weekend. You can keep up to date on announcements by subscribing to our mailing list on the right of the page.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

  • June19th

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    Hot Bed Press Summer courses are now live on the website!

    We have spiced things up with a mini Summer School at the beginning of August and are really pleased to have Repeat Pattern with Kiran and Mandy and Japanese Woodcut and Box Making combined into one course with Lucy Schofield. Plus we have Extraordinary Ornament bringing the delights of decorative type, Gelatine Printing here for the first time and Copper Sulphate Etching with guest tutor Kate Desforges. There’s also fun to be had in our weekend of Urban Print Club and Gum Arabic Transfer. All this mixed with seasoned favourites back by popular demand. Last season’s courses booked up in record time so don’t delay call the workshop and book today!

    E-mail the workshop at info@hotbedpress.org or call us on 0161 743 3111 if you are interested/want to book!

    Summer Courses 2017