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Preston seminar 27th October 2012 Lancashire conservation studios

Review By Gina Alnatt

I attended my first Guild of Taxidermists seminar yesterday at Lancashire Conservation Studios in Preston. I have been teaching myself taxidermy from books. I don’t expect to become a world class expert, but I feel it’s important to understand the ins and outs of a specimen you are working with, and a sizable amount of natural history specimens are in the form of taxidermy.

Sutton Bonington Seminar Saturday 15th September 2012

Members attended an excellent day hosted by long time Guild member and highly respected taxidermist Mike Gadd. 
Mike started the practical demonstration on small mammal taxidermy by explaining the importance of getting to know the anatomy of the specimen you are about to work on

 An excellent Seminar was hosted by Carl church over the weekend of 8th & 9th October 2011.

Around 60 people including, full and part time taxidermists, collectors and artists watched Carl start to prepare a common Buzzard by explaining how accurate measurements taken at the very beginning of the process are important later on. Carl then proceeded to skin the bird taking questions from the audience as he went. By mid morning Carl had completely skinned the bird and it was ready for washing.