Clay Pipe Music, is a London based label run by illustrator Frances Castle.  Inspired by small press pioneers like Rena Gardiner, each release comes in carefully conceived limited edition packaging designed by Frances. If there is demand, further editions are produced. Initially Clay Pipe produced hand made CDs, but more recent releases have been on  numbered vinyl.

Clay Pipe specialises in releasing atmospheric music, with a strong theme or sense of place.

Recent releases have sold out quickly, so if you want to be the first to know when a record is coming  out, please sign up for the mailing list or follow Clay Pipe on Facebook or Twitter.

If you are a shop or store wishing to stock LPs, Clay Pipe is now distributed by State 51.


I'm always interested in listening to new music, but at the moment I am booked up with future releases so I am not looking for new artists.

If you would like to commission an illustration, please contact my agents at: www.arenaillustration.com I only work through them. 

Frances is a freelance illustrator, who has worked for a wide range of clients and had her work recognized by AOI images and 3x3. More of her work can be seen at: www.francescastle.com