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I’m Gill Pawley and I set up, and have run Inkpots for the past seven years.

Over that time over 1,000 children, young people and adults have come to our after school clubs, workshops and events.

I have had the privilege of seeing so many creative ideas open up, and followed through into stories, cartoons, photographs, videos and artwork.

I believe passionately in the power of creativity  and how important it is for our self belief, self worth and good mental health.

My role at Inkpots is very much that of unlocking creativity – helping imaginations soar, ideas develop and finding a way to weave creativity into everyday lives.

For the past few years, I have been running many after school clubs as well as courses within schools. All in all, I have run over 3,500 workshops. But this part of the business has come to a close as I start a new chapter.

Building on these very firm foundations, I am absolutely delighted to be offering a range of 1:1 packages for young people age 8 – 16 years. This gives me the opportunity to help develop young people’s creativity, harnessing their skills and interests to support their journey through the sometimes choppy waters of growing up.

In the pipeline is a range of resources for young people and parents, particularly around transitioning from primary to secondary school.

I am also available for speaking engagements and run workshops in primary and secondary schools too including CPD sessions. Among my plans for the near future are sessions for individual adults too so please do get in touch in this is of interest too.

From my own many years of parenting, I know that after all the noise all that really matters is your children’s happiness.

I do hope this approach appeals to you and that there is something of interest. I look forward to talking hearing from you.


mobile 07771 231563
Telephone 01444 239548

The technical stuff:

Gill is DBS-checked, fully insured and first aid trained. Her mentor and child protection training was provided by West Sussex County Council Youth Offending Service and West Sussex Police, and NSPCC. Inkpots is also part of the Young Minds 360 degrees schools’ community. Gill is also a volunteer mentor for The Girls Network.