Page 6 - May 2015
6 A VISIT TO RED HOT PRESS ....... by Bob Edwards (9527) Red Hot Press has creative, open access print workshops running in Southampton and use Adana's for their Fine Art Printmaking. AVING HEARD about the creaƟve prinƟng rollers of all sizes that stood sƟll, prinƟng emulaƟng from Red Hot ready for acƟon, plus space to use them. Also Press, I arranged to make a visit to my aƩenƟon was drawn to the etching presses see for myself. Red Hot Press is located in large and small because they emphasised the centre of Southampton on a busy liƩle the kind of prinƟng in which Red Hot Press industrial estate. Housed in a brick building specialises. I had hoped to see work in full of character, the tuiƟon takes place in two progress but wasn’t possible; however I had a spacious, well-equipped rooms and the walls very interesƟng conversaƟon with Katherine are adorned with examples of the students’ Anteney, one of the tutors: work. Several Adanas were stowed under a worktop, but what predominated were the Q. What exactly is Red Hot Press? It sounds like a commercial printer! We are not a commercial printers. We are a ﬁne art, open access print workshop in Southampton Hampshire. We exist to promote and develop an appreciaƟon and understanding of Fine Art Printmaking. Our aim is to encourage the use of printmaking as a vehicle for exploraƟon, arƟsƟc expression, communicaƟon and creaƟvity, while promoƟng an appreciaƟon and understanding of printmaking to the wider public. Q. I love the logo! Who thought of the name? The name was one that Sarah had used to produce her own work before we set up. We tried to think of other names but kept coming back to that because it was so good. The handprint logo is the actual the handprint of our friend Jess, a graphic designer. We wanted something bold and instantly recognisable. We are also quite speciﬁc about using the correct red for the logo.