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“Hot Off the Press
A printmaking studio for experienced artists working in etching, relief and monotype.
A place to realize your artistic vision, explore technical and creative skills, share inspiration and create community.

Hot Off the Press Printmaking Studio

Hot Off the Press is a membership organization for experienced printmakers who share studio space and community. It is run by Caren Catterall who has a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and works as the printmaking lab technician at Santa Rosa Junior College. Previously located at the Barracks Studio Santa Rosa, in February 2012 Caren moved to a beautiful, rural Sebastopol location. The insulated barn has big doors to open on nice days, and a peaceful environment.

Open Studio

Our facilities include about 700 square feet of space, with lots of working surfaces. We have a Sturges CP5 star wheel etching press with a 28 x 48 " bed, and an Ettan etching press with a 20 x 36" bed for half sheet prints. We have nitric acid for etching zinc, and ferric chloride for etching copper in vertical tanks. Other equipment includes an aquatint box, large glass topped inking tables, two hot plates, soaking sink, drying rack, a 16" two handed roller and many small brayers, matt cutter, light tables, ample work tables and flat storage for 22 x 30 paper.

Hot Off the Press

Membership is open to those who can demonstrate adequate knowledge of studio techniques and safety, and can work unsupervised. A portfolio review will be included in the interview for membership.

Membership fees are:
$75 year membership
$25 one time deposit
$125 month for full time access (3 mo. commitment)
Part Time Options (expiration time)
$250 / 6 times / 6 months
$150 / 3 times / 3 months

Hot Off the Press provides black ink, ink modifiers, solvents and acids. The artist provides their own color inks, paper, plates and tarlatan (some of these materials are available for sale).

Barn doors open     Inking table     Sturges Etching Press

The Studio address is 11214 Occidental Rd. (at Cherry Ridge), Sebastopol, CA.
Visits by appointment.
For membership or class information contact Caren Catterall at