Had a great time at The Guild of Taxidermists conference last weekend, here’s me and Mike Gadd skinning some Tawny Owls…

Carving a Tawny Owl form… Carving a Tawny Owl form…
Owl anatomy: In the first image you can clearly see the feather tracks running down each breast on this Tawny Owl. Birds do not have feathers all over their body but instead they have tracks of feathers. The bottom image shows the strong flight tendon.  Owl anatomy: In the first image you can clearly see the feather tracks running down each breast on this Tawny Owl. Birds do not have feathers all over their body but instead they have tracks of feathers. The bottom image shows the strong flight tendon. 

Where do I source my animals? Read about it here on the Horniman Museum’s Blog… Ethical Taxidermy: Where do the animals come from?

Thank you to all those who came to the #TaxidermyLate at the Horniman Museum and Gardens last week, here are some great pictures from the event… PICTURES

Here comes a Tawny Owl…

I will be giving a demonstration at the Horniman Museum’s Taxidermy Late on the 27th February. There will be all sorts of taxidermy related things happening including talks from Pat Morris, Errol Fuller and Polly Morgan. For tickets and more information…http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/taxidermy-late