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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  • June6th

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    Hot Bed Press annual AGM is to take place on the 27th June and the board would like to extend an invitation to all friends and members to attend.

    You are invited to this year’s
    Annual General Meeting
    at 7pm on
    Wednesday 27th June 2016
    at Hot Bed Press
    Printmakers’ Studio,
    1st Floor, The Casket Works, Cow Lane
    Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4NB

    All members and friends are welcome to attend the AGM. The Artistic Director’s report, financial report, and the accounts for the previous year’s business will be presented, (along with minutes of the last AGM). This will give a full overview of the past year and also an insight into plans for the future.

    The AGM is a chance to meet the current Board, nominate new Board members and hear any current news. The Board is made up of HBP members and assorted professionals who meet once every quarter. We are looking for new people to come and play a vital role on the Board of Directors. Anyone can be a Board member. You do not have to be a Hot Bed Press member. This is a very exiting time, having secured ownership of the Casket Works, HBP now has the opportunity to begin to prepare to take up more of the premises. As such we need a variety of skills on the Board to drive this forward. For nomination details see end of email and attached form.

    We encourage as many members as possible to attend.

    If you, or someone you know, would be interested in joining the Board, a nomination form can be printed below.

    Emailed nominations can be sent to Kiran Williams (secretary)
    kiranleetextiles@gmail.com
    Paper nominations can be left in the office marked FAO Kiran Williams
    Please ensure that any nominations are submitted by Wednesday 20th June

    note: you can nominate yourself, the nomination is treated as an expression of interest, potential new directors are encouraged to attend a board meeting and have an informal chat with a few current members before formally joining the Board

    Hot Bed Press Board of Directors
    The current Board of Directors are all volunteers with an interest in helping
    Hot Bed Press to develop as an organisation, maybe you could join them?

    Almira Holmes: Printmaker and book artist
    Paulette Bansal: Artist and Printmaker
    Dawn Walters: Book artist
    Hazel Roberts: Artist and Printmaker
    Jeni Nuttall: Artist, printmaker, tutor
    Jack Walton (Treasurer)
    Kiran Williams – (secretary): Textile artist and screen printer.

    Join us!

    BOARD MEMBER NOMINATION FORM

    I, as a member of Hot Bed Press Limited, would like to nominate the following person for election to the Board of Directors of Hot Bed Press Limited. They have agreed to be nominated and will provide the necessary information as required by Companies House if elected to the Board.

    This nomination is treated as an expression of interest, potential new directors are encouraged to attend a board meeting and have an informal chat with a few current members before formally joining the Board. (You can nominate yourself)

    Nominee’s full name:

    Nominee’s email address:

    HBP member?

    Nominee’s address:

    Contact number :

    Nominator’s name:

    Please could you describe briefly what skills you feel this person would bring to the make-up of the Board:

  • May14th

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    Hot Bed Press is committed to protecting your privacy and data. We will only use the information we collect from course attendees or Hot Bed Press members, or individuals giving direct consent to be emailed in accordance with the Data Protection Regulations.

    We will never share your data with third parties and the data we hold is secure and encrypted. We collect information about you for one reason only, which is to keep you informed about events and information about our printmaking workshop and events.

    In relation to the new regulations being introduced on the 25th May and because of the way we have built our database of contacts over the years as a membership organisation and educational provider and as we have never bought information or data from a third party, we are taking our lead from the Deputy Information Commissioner, Steve Wood who says “Where you have an existing relationship with customers who have purchased goods or services from you, it may not be necessary to obtain fresh consent. Firms do not need to automatically refresh all existing consents in preparation for the new law.” We consider that the relationship we have with our customers to have been built in this manner and only by individuals requesting to hear from us directly.

    However, should you choose to unsubscribe from our mailing list we will immediately remove all your data from our database and we guarantee that we will not contact you again unless fresh consent is given.

    The data we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you at any time by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. We will never share information about you with any 3rd party either in the European Economic Area or outside this area.

    If you have any questions or comments about privacy you should contact us. If you want to unsubscribe from our list you can at any time by simply clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email and we will immediately remove any data that we hold from our database.

  • February8th

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    Reveal Printmakers group who make their beautiful work at Hot Bed Press have a forthcoming exhibition at the Old Parsonage, Didsbury, open 3rd – 25th March. Exhibition launch : Sunday 4th March 1-3pm. See image for full details. They would love to see you at the preview and the artists will be available to talk to on selected days throughout the show.

  • January17th

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    Our Complete Courses launch in a couple of weeks, the first session of The Complete Book Artist on Wednesday 31st January and The Complete Letterpress Printer on 1st February. So it’s your final chance to book your place.

    Both courses include a full year’s membership of the organisation plus guest tutors teaching additional printmaking techniques offering the perfect package to really strengthen your skills as a creative practitioner and are taught by two of our finest and skilled tutors.

    Starting in February 2018 :

    The Complete Letterpress Printer
    Thursday Mornings
    10:30am – 1:30pm
    Feb 1st – Dec 17th 2018

    and 

    The Complete Book Artist
    Wednesday Evenings 
    6:00pm – 9:00pm. 
    Jan 29th – Dec 16th 2018

  • 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.

  • September7th

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    Calling all Hot Bed Press members,

    Time to book your place on this year’s 20:20 Print exchange. Just £10 to be part of our ever expanding annual print exchange!

    Pop into the workshop or feel free to call to book your place and set your goal to produce a beautiful edition of 25 prints which will go on to tour the country and be catalogued online forever!

    Deadline for submission of your prints is 1st of November, so don’t miss the boat!

    Submissions now open.

  • June30th

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    As part of Manifest Arts Festival, Hot Bed Press will be opening our doors for an exhibition of the best of contemporary print as well as free demonstrations! Friday 7th July 6-9pm & Saturday 8th 12-6pm
    Saturday’s demos as follows:
    1pm: Etching
    2.30pm: Linocut printing
    4 pm: Expressive screenprinting
    Plus all day Stone Litho demonstration in our new extension.
    Come and join in!

  • 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

  • April13th

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    As many of you will know we are currently in the process of a large expansion of the workshop including the installation of a new roof and windows, skylights and studios. As a result we are opening our bookings for all Complete courses for 2018 early giving you the chance to book and save £100.00 on the course fee. This will help us greatly with our cashflow and to generate funds to complete the work, making the workshop bigger, brighter and better for the future.

    This is for all 2018 Complete Courses (Printmaker/Book Artist and Letterpress Printer)

    The offer is open for a limited time only until July 31st 2017 and requires you to pay for the course in full (£1,100). The courses run from Feb – December 2018.

    You can pay by Bank Transfer, Credit or Debit Card.

    If you would like to take up this offer please contact Andy in the office by emailing info@hotbedpress.org or calling 0161 743 3111.

  • 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!