Welcome to Sable Studio Gallery

Creating from Nature

I set up Sable Studio Gallery 20 years ago but have had my gallery space at Moira Furnace Museum for around 15 years. Such a beautiful location by the canal my unit is located in the courtyard with several other businesses including a café. There is free parking on site, wheelchair access, toilets, woodland walks, boat rides, ice creams, picnic areas and so much more locally to see and do. In my studio space I run regular classes and workshops as well as sell paintings, cards, prints, jewellery and giftware

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About the artist

Jo Allsopp

I am a fully qualified art tutor and began working in Adult Education over 20 years ago for Leicestershire County Council. When a unit became available to rent by the canal, I decided this was just too much of a great opportunity to miss and so began running my own classes from my gallery space. The business has gone from strength to strength and I have lots of regular students who attend my weekly classes as well as attendees to the weekend workshops which I offer, usually twice a month. 
In 2019 I was chosen to appear on BBC One on the new art TV series 'Home is where the art is' with presenter Nick Knowles which was a fabulous experience. This then led to me pushing my art further afield and striking up a working relationship with the SAA. I have my own watercolour book coming out in 2023, signature watercolour paints are due out 2022 along with a brush set.  Loving art of a different kind, I am a black belt and currently a world champion in Tae Kwon-Do at hand power - have been British Champion breaking boards and held many more titles from this martial art and Judo

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Jo Allsopp appeared on BBC One
Home is Where the Art is

with Nick Knowles

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Opening Hours

Come Visit

Tues - Sat: 10am - 3pm

Please always ring me before setting out. I often travel to other venues to demonstrate to art groups and organisations around the country so would not wish for you to have wasted a journey

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Please view more of my work in the Gallery section


By Jo Allsopp


Contacts and Links

Please find herewith my address and some useful links to my social media accounts and my Etsy shop where you will also find more beautiful products

Unit 3 Furnace Lane, Moira
Derbyshire, DE12 6AT
United Kingdom

01283 224332/07714 700686