(15 November 1960 to 1 April 2022)

Emily Mayer 2008

Emily Mayer

1971  First taxidermy attempts at age 11.

1978-1979  Apprentice at World of Nature in Northallerton.

1979-1986  Self-employed taxidermist / modelmaker in London and Norfolk.

1980  Joined the Guild (and began to learn how to do it!).

1982  Studied taxidermy with Greg Septon (birds) at Milwaukee Museum in Wisconsin and Forest O. Hart (large mammals) in Maine USA.

1984  Attained Professional Membership of the Guild.

1986  Ceased trading and became a student on the Art Foundation Course at Norwich School of Art.

1986-1990  Student on the BA Fine Art Sculpture Course at Norwich School of Art.

1990  Graduated with 1st class BA (honours) degree and became a self-employed sculptor working with found objects.

1998  Began to experiment with erosion moulding technique again (my first attempt was in 1986 with a pig head which took Best of Show at a Guild conference in York).

2000  Attained Master Specialist (Higher Credit) level in Mammals.

2001-2004  Chairman of the Guild.

Above is cribbed from volume 30 of the Guild's Journal. 

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