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

    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

    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.



  • July11th

    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.

  • May10th

    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

    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.



  • January15th

    Exhibition Opportunity – Bury Art Gallery

    Print: A Catalyst for Social Change
    9 February – 27 April

    Printed material is used to communicate important information and as a catalyst for change. The ability to reproduce something has been essential in the dissemination of knowledge and ideas. But, is print still relevant in the digital age? This show will include work from Bury Art Museum’s collection and also contemporary printmakers.

    Exhibition opportunity at Bury Art Museum

    We are seeking artists working in print on the theme of social commentary and change to be included in the exhibition Print: A Catalyst for Social Change.

    Submission deadline: 11 January 2019

    Please email no more that 3 jpegs/digital images with following details:

    Artists name:
    Title:
    Medium:
    Date:

    Address:
    Email:
    Tel:

    Send submissions to:

    artgallery@bury.gov.uk

    Artists will be notified of acceptance by email on 16 January 2019. All selected work needs to be delivered to Bury Art Museum by 26 January 2019. The delivery and collection of work is the responsibility of the artist.



  • December13th

    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!



  • December5th

    You can buy a Gift Voucher for any amount that can be used against pretty much anything we sell, from courses to materials, hours to membership. Simply call the workshop on 0161 743 3111 to buy a voucher and we’ll get it in the post to you. Last printing day before Christmas is Fri 21st December, so don’t leave it too late to get yours.



  • November22nd

    We will be open to members for our monthly Saturday Printing session this Saturday 24th November from 10am to 5pm.

    Get them Christmas cards on the go early and tick them of your to do list!



  • November2nd

    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.