Sherene is a professionally trained and licensed taxidermist based in Newcastle upon Tyne, a contributing member of the UK Guild of Taxidermists since 2010 and 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 got fully involved in all things related since. She has taught taster sessions about the art of taxidermy to for 6 years now…
Sherene is also a qualified Youth worker, and is very passionate about teaching teaching a wide variety of students with different cognitive abilities and from every social background. She received her BA honours degree in Fine Artist back in 2013, along with becoming the director of Moth Studios Limited. Her art has been represented and sold at Manchester contemporaries. The studio and her taxidermy work and studio has been featured and broadcasted on ITV, BBC One, 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; the taxidermist has to have taxidermy skills, scientific knowledge of anatomy and consistent creativity to be able to execute carving or sculpting manikins, displays, painting/airbrushing skills to achieve their vision. Not to mention the extensive research, patience and persistence with certain projects!
She has always had a small studio space, which has allowed her to practice taxidermy not just from home. Moth Studios itself blends taxidermy, entomology, art, photography, alternative fashion and creates a social space for the community, locals & tourists. Sherene does a lot of collaborating and welcomes people of all ages, school groups, disadvantaged youths and adult therapy groups, just to mention a few! The building itself hosts bars, food & music, along with MANY other talented working artists. Its a city centre hub that allows visitors, tourists, & students, to experience and explore stimulating creative subjects, especially taxidermy… right here in the city centre.
Allowing the general public to access something very specialist and nearly always very pricey, peaked Sherene’s interest for her taxidermy work to grow… To try to make the fascinating art easier for everyone to enjoy.
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2020 workshops will be published in November 2019
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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.