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

  • June9th

    We are having a Wayzgoose Print Fair on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June.

    Doors open between 11am & 5pm.

    It’s free entry so please just turn up!

    There’s so much happening. We will be taking over more of the first floor. There will be specially created shops selling printed goods and lots of artists’ stalls selling prints and cards. We will have a big print sale in the main room and free demonstrations throughout the weekend.

    So far, featured artists will include : Nell Smith, Lesley Pangburn, Christine Towers, Barbara Helm, Kiran Williams, Jan Slater, Wendy North, Sam Horsley, Irena Przybyl, Nikki Darham, Loretta Venters, Claire Batt and Elizabeth Willow.

    This is our fundraiser which will go towards our ambitious plans to buy the building. Any money raised will go towards equipping the new and improved facilities. The more money we raise the better equipped we will be. We are even having a cake sale.

    There will be new posters and t-shirts printed, aprons and cards specially commissioned.

    Come along. All are welcome. Tell your friends.

  • May28th

    Thank you to all those who came to our summer print fair and print demonstrations, and a special thanks to the printmakers who had a stall.

    We had a lovely day and had around 140 visitors, (which for a wet bank holiday weekend wasn’t bad at all). There were lots of lovely printed things for sale and it was good to see that even in tight financial times a number of stall holders did particularly well. Of course it is not just about sales and there was lots of people happy to get the chance to see what each other produces and exchange ideas, and contacts. I know a few links were made and plans hatched for other shows, which is great. The cakes and drinks are now consumed and the bunting that festooned the print rooms and all the way through to Cow Lane is now down until next time, (and we are considering a Christmas wayzgoose spectacular.. more details on that another time).

    Particular thanks go to Jane Elliott, Martin Kochany and Elizabeth Willow for their great demonstrations on screenprinting, expressive print and letterpress on the Adana. We got another new crowd enthused about what we do and interested in coming to do more, which is what we like to see.

    For some lovely pics on the wayzgoose visit Jane Elliott’s Leaf City Press Facebook page.

    It was great to see us linked with Cow Lane Studios more with people milling through from Hot Bed to Cow Lane and with their studios open to visitors. We are working with Cow Lane more and more, and the Salford Open, organized by Cow Lane Studios, is due to open on 15th June. As Artistic Director of Hot Bed Press I am pleased to have been invited as one of the selectors, and Hot Bed Press are proud to be a sponsor and look forward to awarding a print prize to one lucky artist.