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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



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.  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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  • Watercolour Wildlife Painting & Prosecco
    24 Jul, 11:00 – 16:00
    Moira, Unit 3 Furnace Ln, Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6AT, UK
    A full day full of demonstrations on watercolour techniques which include wet into wet, wet on dry, dry brush, spatter, wax resist and many more
  • Mosaic Making & Muffins
    Sat, 10 Jul
    Sable Studio Gallery
    10 Jul, 11:00 – 16:00
    Sable Studio Gallery, Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6AT, UK
    Also an expert with mosaics - let me teach you this satisfying art form Half day is £35 and the full day is £60 all materials are supplied
  • Wildlife Painting & Prosecco Day
    08 May, 11:00 – 16:00