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.
Courses this Spring and Summer.
We have a few fully booked courses now going through to the spring, but don’t panic, we have plenty of other great courses with spaces available. We have this new weekend course for people who want to explore printmaking with abstract imagery. Printing to Abstraction weekend course 22nd – 23rd February. For those people interested in learning about Letterpress and using Adana Presses we have this weekend course at the end of March. Letterpress weekend 28th - 29th March. For full details of course availability visit the courses page.
A Present of Printmaking.
Why not consider giving a Red Hot Press gift voucher or buying a place on one of our upcoming courses for the art lover in your life. We sell gift vouchers to the value of a one or two day course but with a bit of notice we can make them to any value to be used towards a course of your choice. Our vouchers come complete with a gift card featuring prints by our workshop members Or, if you know exactly what they would like why not buy them a space on a course. We have spaces on a range of courses through to the end of July.
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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. We are situated close to the centre of Southampton and provide free parking around the workshop for course participants.
- Two Art Equipment Etching Presses bed size 48' x 24'(122cm x 61cm)
- Two Galley Presses 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 and exposure unit
- Adana Letterpress presses
- A wide selection of wooden and metal type
- Intaglio Printing techniques including non-toxic etching and Solarplate 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’...
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.
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.
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.
I have been producing prints for many years and am particularly drawn to the versatility of etching, often combining it with other printing methods. I am inspired by coastal landscapes from the south coast which has been an ongoing theme since studying for an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Winchester School of Art. I exhibit regularly alongside teaching art and photography.