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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  • January24th

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    One of our ‘print labs’ has just become available!

    The spaces are 11ft by 8ft and are situated alongside our open access workshop.

    The print labs are studios designed specifically for recent graduates, emerging artists and printmakers with a one year project. The spaces are 11ft by 8ft and are situated alongside our open access workshop.

    This unique opportunity includes regular user membership, rent and all bills for £135 a month.

    This is a great opportunity for a printmaker who no longer has access to printmaking facilities.

    If you are interested please email sean@hotbedpress.org with four images and a statement of no more than 300 words detailing your practice and plan for the year ahead.

    You MUST be a printmaker and be able to use the studio during our open access times (see website for more details)

    Deadline: Friday 7th Feb

  • January24th

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    Remember it is our ‘Last Saturday of the Month’ tomorrow, 25th January meaning we are open 10am – 5pm.

  • January17th

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    Happy New Year!

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    We hope you all had a restful Christmas break and are feeling revived and ready to get printing!

    We are now back open and have already got a busy month planned. Next weekend we have the last two courses of our winter course programme and we will soon be announcing the next programme of courses.

    Our courses are very popular and book up very quickly – If you want to be the first to know when they are released sign up to our mailing list.

    Members get early access to courses so you may also want to consider our associate membership (more information can be found on the membership page)

    If you have any questions you can always give us a call or drop us an email. We are happy to help!

  • December13th

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    There are a few changes to opening hours over the festive season so we thought we’d update you…
    Hot Bed Press will close for Christmas on the evening of Friday 20th of December for two weeks, reopening on Monday 6th of January
    We hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

  • 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,

  • September26th

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    Our Autumn/Winter courses have arrived at Hot Bed Press!!

    We are offering lots of different courses from Paper Marbling to Mezzotint – there really is something for everyone.

    As well as our regular returning course tutors we will be welcoming guest tutors such as Kevin Holdaway, Jason Hicklin, Pippa Pixley, Justin Sanders and Kate Desforges.

    Take a look at our course page to find out more or give us a call to book your place.

  • May10th

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    Our latest programme of courses is now open for bookings.

    There’s so much on offer. This is the biggest programme of courses we have run and there are some really special courses on offer like Stone Lithography, Copper Sulphate Etching, Botanical Print, Making It, and Condensed Bold letterpress.

    Courses will inevitably book up fast…some faster than others, but there’s so much to choose from.

    Look at our courses in the Upcoming course section of the website, and give us a ring or e-mail straight away to book your place/s.

    We have expanded and improved the workshop, built a new aquatint room, extended the relief area and created even more space in our amazing workshop, so that we can do more, do it better and create great experiences for everyone who comes here. the tutors and guest tutors are fantastic. That’s why people keep on coming back for more.

  • March12th

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    We had a fantastic time at this year’s Hepworth Wakefield Print fair and showed work from 30 Hot Bed Press artists.

    Sales were very good and a huge thanks to everyone who made the journey and managed to catch the fair which featured some very beautiful work and some great galleries.

    If you are a Hot Bed Press member, (even an associate member which is just £25 for the whole year) you get access to submit for our exhibitions and Print exchanges. Call the office to find out more. Exhibiting with us is a great way to get your work seen by customers and galleries and to raise your profile.

  • December13th

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    Hot Bed Press Winter/Spring courses are now live on the website!

    2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of Hot Bed Press, so we are pleased to be starting the year with a
    fantastic programme of courses, bringing guest tutors in alongside our popular in-house tutors, offering new and intriguing courses, such as textile Screenprint, Animated Letterpress, Thermofax, and Photo-Litho plus some popular favourites with Introduction to Screenprint, Expanded Etching, Wondrous Woodcut and Hard-Back Books. We are also bringing drawing to the fore with a 6 week Drawing course to enhance the mark-making skills to bring to print.

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

  • 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