Hugh Bryden formed Roncadora Press in 2005. and since then has worked full-time as an illustrator, publisher and facilitator. He lives in Dumfries.
The main focus of his work is artists books and poetry pamphlets. He has exhibited widely as a printmaker. Roncadora Press was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award at the British Library in both the poetry and publisher categories and was twice winner of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award at the National Library of Scotland.
For a number of years he taught weekly workshops for primary classes in Gracefield Arts Centre. He has also conducted book arts workshops for secondary pupils and for adults. He has worked on book projects with printmaking graduates, primary school pupils and writers groups here and in New York.
He can provide tailored book structure workshops for writers and writers groups and has taught these at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere and the Imprint Festival in Kilmarnock, as well as numerous writers groups. He is happy to work with all ages, has a lot of experience of collaborative workshops with writers and has been involved in many cross-curricular arts activities and schools projects.
(Works in Scots)