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

We are really pleased to be ready to announce our latest programme of weekend and evening courses, (after almost 2 years break).

Courses will start in mid-March and will be launched and open for bookings very soon. We expect this programme to be very popular.

There will be something for everyone, but mainly we will be picking up where we left off running some of the courses postponed in 2020 and adding some new tutors and new print techniques.

It’s going to be so good to get back to having full courses creating a buzz about the place. We’ve been running the Compete Printmaker and Complete Book Arts courses, but having gone from 45+ courses a year down to none overnight was a shock to the system… However, we are coming back better and stronger with improvements to the workshop and major investments into new equipment, including 5 new Kippax screenbeds, a new acid bath and new large paper bath and lots more. So our courses are going to be even better, plus the whole workshop has had a good paint and very good clean.

Thanks for your patience and support.

Sean Rorke

Artistic Director 

Current Course List

Hardback Books   

Weekend Course
Starting: 2022-07-09 11:00:00
Ending: 2022-07-10 17:00:00

From: 2022-07-09 11:00:00 to 2022-07-10 17:00:00

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July           11.00am – 5.00pm   Over one weekend you will learn how to make two different types of hardback book from scratch. You will begin by learning how to sew single pages onto tapes to make a book with an intricate, visible spine and hard front and back covers. Then you will go on to make a traditional hard-back cloth bound book complete with endpapers, headbands and a bookmark ribbon.   The course is ideal for those who already have some experience of making books but is also suitable for anyone who has no previous book binding experience. After completion of the course you will never want to buy your own note- or sketchbook ever again. Read more...

Cost: £140.00 / £120.00 members