Red Hot Press
We exist to promote and develop an appreciation and understanding of Fine Art Printmaking. Our aim is to encourage the use of printmaking as a vehicle for exploration, artistic expression, communication and creativity, while promoting an appreciation and understanding of printmaking to the wider public.
The Foundation in Printmaking
Why not spend five minutes watching our film all about The Foundation in Printmaking Course enrolling now for September.
For more information about The Foundation in Printmaking course visit the Course Information page.
News and events
New on the blog
- Meet the Printmaker – Sue Laws
In another in our occasional series focussing on people who are using the workshop we catch up with Sue Laws while she is busy printing work for her Foundation in Printmaking exhibition.
- Ever wanted to try Screen printing – course coming soon!
An all you need to know screen printing course 28 – 29 March
- Meet the Printmaker – Jutta Manser
Welcome to the first in an occasional series where we meet up with one of our Red Hot Press members to find get the lowdown on what they print and why they do it.
- Learn how to make beautiful images
Wonder what collagraph and cardcut images are?
Come and learn how to make beautiful images on this weekend course 28th February – 1 March
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About Red Hot Press
Founded in 2004, Red Hot Press is a print facility that caters for relief and intaglio printmaking techniques. All are welcome from interested beginners to accomplished printmakers to learn and use printmaking as a creative process.
- Art Equipment Etching Press bed size 48' x 24'(122cm x 61cm)
- A Galley Press for relief printing bed size 23' x 17' (58.5cm x 43cm)
- A portable relief press bed size 30cm x 21cm
- A portable rollaco etching press
- Screen printing equipment
- A wide selection of wooden and metal type
- Intaglio Printing techniques including non-toxic etching and photographic etching
- Relief Printing techniques including wood cutting and Lino cutting
- Book binding
- Letter Press printing for type and imagery
‘As professional Artist/Printmakers, Katherine and I wanted to setup a well equipped studio for people to learn about and improve upon their printmaking skills and so we established Red Hot Press in 2004’...
‘We offer a full programme of courses for beginners, advanced level courses for more experienced printmakers and hire of the workshop facility to experienced printmakers’...
A highly versatile artist, trained at The Royal College of Art, Kevin Dean has illustrated numerous books, designed textiles, wallpaper, tableware and architectural decoration, plus various public art projects.
He has exhibited internationally including Venezuela, New York and Dubai. An Associate lecturer at Southampton Solent University, he has been a member of Red Hot Press for several years. His favourite print mediums include monoprinting and woodcuts...
Artist/ printmaker who exhibits regularly at the Bankside Gallery, London where she is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.
This last academic year she has been artist in residence at Southampton Solent University, developing her work through screenprinting. ...
My work combines architecture and landscape and although watercolour is my passion my media interests extend to screen printing, etching and drypoint. An inveterate sketcher I am always looking for material to develop into finished artworks.
An early flirtation with jewellery design/making gave way to an academic career. Emerging from this, I started botanical illustration, tried some printmaking, took an HNC in Fine Art and got hooked on wood engraving... High points to date: acquiring my 1887 Albion Press and seeing my prints on show with the Society of Wood Engravers at the Bankside Gallery in London.
I had my first taste of printmaking on an etching workshop whilst studying Fine Art at university and was immediately smitten. A member of Red Hot Press since 2004, I specialise in intaglio techniques and run Cowprint, the in-house artists’ group which brings together workshop members for the exchange of ideas, support and collaboration. My work has been exhibited internationally and is held in collections both in the UK and abroad.
After 30 years working in the NHS I have been able to begin using my creativity. Having discovered Red Hot Press, I have loved everything about the printmaking process, meeting other creative people, and being part of the workshop. I particularly like playing with the different techniques and enjoy the unexpected results.