Many of our artists have hidden talents other than being consummate illustrators. In her spare time, Frances Castle makes music as well as collaborating with other musicians and has combined this interest with her passion for design by setting up a record label Clay Pipe Music. Each release comes with a beautifully crafted cover and book, designed and hand printed by Frances herself, making every limited edition CD unique and collectable.

Clay Pipe Music is already gaining interest amongst music and design enthusiasts, Kyle Valentic of ROKBRAND who documents the branding of music, is a big fan.

We’ve put together a selection of Frances’ illustrations from her forthcoming CD inspired by Tyneham, the deserted ‘ghost’ village in Dorset that was taken over by the army in World War 2.