Hot Off the Press is a membership organization for experienced printmakers who want to rent studio space, share equipment, and community. We support each other in our creative growth and printmaking skills. Our studio is located in rural Sebastopol (Sonoma County, California), in a beautiful redwood grove. The insulated barn has big doors to open on nice days and a peaceful environment for your creative process. You are not guaranteed private time, but there are few of us right now and we mostly have our own time slots, with some overlapping of shifts and sharing of results and ideas.
Our facilities include about 700 square feet of space, with lots of working surfaces, and most of the equipment you will need for intaglio or relief printmaking. The artist provides their own color inks, paper, plates, and tarlatan.
A Sturges CP5 star wheel Press, 28” x 48” bed
Ettan Press, 20” x 36” bed
Nitric for etching zinc
Ferric Chloride vertical tank for etching copper
Glass topped inking tables
Black ink, ink modifiers, ink knives
Paper soaking sink
Drying rack and blotter system
16” two-handed roller, many small brayers
Solar exposure box, vacuum frame
Flat storage for 22” x 30” paper
Hot Off the Press Studio Membership
Membership is open to experienced printmakers who can demonstrate adequate knowledge of studio techniques and safety and can work unsupervised. Minimum three-month commitment. A portfolio review will be included in the initial meeting. The purpose of the portfolio review is to demonstrate the artist’s familiarity with their medium, and direction for the future. Each member is given keys and can access the studio 24/7. New members will have an orientation to be shown how to set up presses and other procedures.
$75 year membership
$25 one time deposit
$200 month for Full-time access (3 mo. commitment)
$225 Part-Times 3 times (expires in 3 months)
The Studio address is 11214 Occidental Rd. (at Cherry Ridge), Sebastopol, CA.
Visitors welcome by appointment or watch for open studio events in June and October. The studio is run by Caren Catterall who has a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and worked as the printmaking lab technician at Santa Rosa Junior College for 30 years. For membership or class information contact Caren Catterall
Original Fine Art, Limited Edition Etchings
Contact Caren Catterall for membership options. You deserve a creative space to make beauty and inspiration in your life!
Hot Off the Press Printmaking Studio
“A place to realize your artistic vision, explore technical and creative printmaking skills, share inspiration, and create community.”