Work That Lives On As Valuable Collectables

Short, Wendy
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/11/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 14, p9
Trade Publication
This article profiles taxidermist from England Dave Hornbrook. He chose taxidermy as a full-time business for after a serious bike accident which made it difficult for him to carry on in the building trade. He is one of only 20 qualified taxidermists in the country and stresses that the techniques used by him take up to five times longer than commercial taxidermy. A big part of his work involves freezing dead animals and birds to kill flies, mites and parasites. Then comes the job of making a mannequin, either binding the material into the right shape with wood wool, or carving it out of high-density polyurethane foam.


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