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

We have currently have 21 artists’ studios at Hot Bed Press. You don’t have to be a printmaker to have a studio here… but it helps. Artists pay on average £85.00 a month for studios that are 15ft x 12ft. We also have a few different sized spaces at different rates.

We have been full since day one, but occasionally someone moves out and we offer the space to anyone on our reserve list. there is always demand for spaces.

As part of a major expansion of Hot Bed Press in October 2010 we took on the top floor of the building and refurbished it, and created 11 new studios on the top floor of The Casket Works, (and we have subsequently added another 2 studios in 2012), with thanks to the generous support of Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company, who gave us £10,000 towards this development. 

In 2017 we bought our building and started work on extending the workshop taking over the abandoned Cow Lane Studios; completely gutting them, replacing the roof & windows and building 11 new studios.

The 8 artists’ studios on the first floor, (in addition to the 13 on the second floor), are a mix of studios for emerging artists, (including scholarships with The University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University), and professional studios for established practising artists. 

As well as the 21 artists’ studios we have 3 separate print studios fully equipped for etching, screenprint and stone lithography, which are available for hire for £30 a day or £100 a week. These are suited to artists with special projects and periods of artistic development where an exclusive print studio where you can leave work out and be ready to print day to day will be the perfect creative platform for new work. We also have an option of supported use of these studios for those with a bit of knowledge of printmaking but needing more help and technical advice to get the best out of hiring a print studio.

Contact  info@hotbedpress.org for enquiries or to be added to the interest list for studios coming up.