About us

Author / illustrator Gillian McClure set up Plaister Press Ltd in 2010 to bring back into print some of her most popular picture books and to publish exciting new titles.


Plaister Press was named after the supporter who gave me funds to proceed, enabling me to become creatively independent for six years. During that time I learned a lot about the publishing industry as well as having the freedom to work on every aspect of the picture book; integrating words, images and typeface, from initial concept — something I have not previously been able to do. I work closely with typographic designer,  Lisa Kirkham who has a special interest in the picture book and has created a typeface that suits my style of illustration.”