Sherene is a professionally trained and licensed taxidermist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Also a contributing member of the UK Guild of Taxidermists since 2010, she abides by any laws regarding taxidermy and its counterparts (See more info in our FAQ section). As a side project to the taxidermy, she got involved in entomology in London and became fully immersed in all things related since.
Sherene has taught taster sessions about the art of taxidermy for 6 years now, to both adults and children. She is also a qualified Youth worker, and is very passionate about teaching a wide variety of students with different cognitive abilities and from varying social background. Sherene received her BA honours degree in Fine Art back in 2013, along with becoming the director of Moth Studios Limited. The studio and her taxidermy work has been recently featured, sold and broadcasted on ITV, BBC One, London fashion week, Manchester contemporaries, local newspapers, Living North, BuzzFeed and in a handful of luxury alternative bridal and photography magazines.
To Sherene, taxidermy has to have a perfect blend science and art; taxidermist skills, scientific knowledge of anatomy, physiology and a consistent level of creativity to be able to execute carving, sculpting manikins, groundwork, displays and painting/airbrushing skills. All of these are a necessity to achieve the vision. Not to mention a taxidermists patience, persistence and extensive research on certain projects!
Sherene has always had a small studio space, which has allowed her to practice taxidermy not just from home, but within the city centre amongst other creatives. Moth Studios blends taxidermy, entomology, art, photography, alternative fashion and offers a creative social space for the community, locals & tourists. Sherene does a lot of collaborating as well as being a taxidermist and welcomes people of all ages to participate in workshops. Groups include; the general public, hen and stag do’s, corporate event socials, schools, colleges, 1-2-1 sessions, disadvantaged youths and adult therapy groups.
The building itself hosts an events bar, pop-up coffee stop, food vendors, dj’s and musicians when events are on, along with many other talented working artist studios. It’s a city centre hub that allows visitors, tourists, and students, to experience and explore stimulating creative subjects. Especially taxidermy…right here in the city centre.
Allowing the general public to access something very obscure, specialist and understandably very pricey, peaked Sherene’s interest for her taxidermy work to develop and to try to make the fascinating art accessible and easier for everyone to enjoy.
2020 WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW
Gift vouchers are available for all classes
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Based in the Newcastle city centre, Moth Studios focuses on the beauty and preservation of life & death, making the world of natural history more accessible for the past, present and the future in the form of contemporary taxidermy.
2020 Class/workshop update
After reviewing the latest government advice, as well as other sources of information regarding the Coronavirus situation, here at Moth Studios we have decided to err on the side of caution in favour of our customer’s health.
As such we are postponing all workshops for the coming month. (And potentially up to as far as we have to e.g April-May 2020. We are taking updates day by day too, so we can’t really forecast anything too far in advance) We will of course reschedule everything once the health crisis is resolved, and let all attendees booked in know via email. Attendees can choose to join us at the resceduled date or have a gift voucher for any Moth workshops or shop items (gift vouchers do not run out!)
We are reviewing our event calendar and looking at suitable times to reschedule, we will be in touch and keep all ticket holder fully up to date.
As a small business, I am sorry that we have decided to do this, but we take the safety of our customers and clients extremely seriously. I hope you can appreciate how difficult it has been reaching this decision, and I hope it doesn’t sour your experience with us.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and provide updates regarding rescheduling ASAP. Any bookings with us in March and April, you will receive a personal email this week. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with any queries via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our social media pages.
We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you soon!