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

All weekend and evening courses are still on hold. We reopened at the end of July and have been planning our way to full capacity. We are getting  in touch with all those who had previously booked on weekend or evening courses that got postponed to try to get everyone on the course they wanted on new dates.

Once we have fulfilled previous bookings we will look to plan all our usual weekend and evening courses to run from September/October. Please bear with us whilst we get everything in place and start to advertise all courses.

Our weekend and evening courses are always popular; so popular in fact that even with 45-50 courses scheduled each year we are often oversubscribed or just fully booked up within days. Each year we have around 400 people attend our courses who go away really happy with a handful of prints, a head full of new knowledge and a keenness to come back… or join as a member and keep printing.

We aim to make up for lost time, (and money), and will be running more and more courses as soon as we can.


Thanks for your patience and support.

Sean Rorke

Artistic Director 

Current Course List

Condensed Book Arts 2021

20 weeks Course
Starting: 2021-09-01 18:00:00
Ending: 2022-01-26 21:00:00

From: 2021-09-01 18:00:00 to 2022-01-26 21:00:00

You will develop a sound 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 case-bound books. You will also learn how to make two different portfolio boxes to house and protect loose prints or some of the great books you have made on the course. Whether you have never made a book before or have some experience already, if you like books and you like making, this course is for you.   As well as equipping you with technical knowledge, the course will also dip into exploring narrative, sequencing, text & image and consider the relationship between form and content. If you are new to creative practice you can use the book form to discover your own creativity. If you already have an established visual practice you will be able to explore how this might be translated into the form of the artists‚Äô book.   Condensed Book Arts will be tutored on Wednesday evenings between 6pm and 9pm. The course fee includes an additional 4 hours access to the workshop throughout the week where you can work independently. [Open hours are Mondays to Thursdays 10am ‚Äď 4pm.] All students wanting more than 4 hours access per week will also be able to ‚Äėtop-up‚Äô their hours with usage in the workshop at any time during open access throughout the week at the hourly rate.   Course Schedule: Wednesdays 6pm ‚Äď 9pm 1st September ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Introduction: Course, Tools & Materials and 3- & 5-hole Pamphlet Notebook 8th September¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Concertina/Accordion Book 15th September¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Single Sheet Instant Zines (introduction to editioning) 22nd September¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Japanese Stab Stitch 29th September¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Japanese Stab Stitch 6th October¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Tape-sewn Album 13th October¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Tape-sewn Album 20th October¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Longstitch Notebook 27th October¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Longstitch Notebook 3rd November¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† A5 Fold-out Portfolio 10th November¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† A5 Fold-out Portfolio 17th November¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Coptic Book (group project) 24th November¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Coptic Book (group project) 1st December¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Buttonhole Book 8th December¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Buttonhole Book 15th December¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† French-sewn Casebound Book CHRISTMAS BREAK 5th January¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† French-sewn Casebound Book 12th January¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Bespoke Clamshell Portfolio 19th January¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Bespoke Clamshell Portfolio 26th January¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Bespoke Clamshell Portfolio   Read more...

Cost: £800.00 / £800.00 members