Tessa Metcalfe's Profile
Born in London and now residing in the sunny south coast town of Brighton, my love of birds sparked my first fascination with taxidermy a good few years ago now. It was the hats worn by aristocratic ladies of the 19th century that were often adorned with tropical birds to display wealth, represented by travel, that inspired me to learn taxidermy myself.
My initial project was to pay tribute to the humble street pigeon. The overlooked bird for me symbolized the hidden beauty that can lie anywhere if you look hard enough. With this in mind I embarked on my first adventure to make my own taxidermy feathered bird hat featuring the humble pigeon. It is a piece I am most proud of and has been displayed in both London and Brighton, and is a part of my personal collection, and wardrobe.
Since then I have made a gold finch fascinator, a skirt from a brace of pheasants,...
- Born on August 17
- Joined September 14, 2010
- Tessa Metcalfe
- Brighton, England, United Kingdom