Antoinette Ratcliffe

Antoinette Ratcliffe

is creating taxidermy art and teaching taxidermy classes in New Zealand

8

patrons

$43

per month
Thank you for visiting my Patreon page! Put your feet up and make yourself at home while I chat to you about how you can be part of my exclusive Patreon community. 

My name is Antoinette Ratcliffe, and just like it says in the title, I make taxidermy, taxidermy based artwork and I also teach Introduction to Taxidermy classes around New Zealand.

From time to time I need to enlist the expertise of a professional, like help with photo shoots, or taxidermy class assistants. Although they always say they thoroughly enjoy themselves and don't want to be paid, I value their time and expertise, and without their help my work wouldn't be half as polished as it is, so for this reason, one of my goals is to pay my assistants and technicians, and this is where you come in. By becoming part of my exclusive Patreon community, your monthly contribution will fund these projects. 

Having an income through Patreon will also allow me to spend more time researching and making work. The research informs the classes I teach, and leads to my students producing better quality taxidermy pieces... and who wouldn't want that! Achieving this goal also means that I will be able to spend more time researching and influencing ethical taxidermy standards in New Zealand. My definition of ethical taxidermy is using specimens that have either died a natural death or were humanely euthanised, these are the only specimens that I will allow in my classes, and the reasons for this always becomes an important class discussion. 

Funding equipment and materials can be a toss up between doing more hours in my day job (I'm a head surgical nurse at a veterinary clinic) or taking a little out of other parts of my budget... none of which can be sustained for long periods of time. Also, my cat needs to eat so I can't take any funds from that part of the budget! 

And finally funding travel for exhibitions and taxidermy classes, as well as producing exhibitions are big ticket items - both things I'd love to do more of in the future, and patrons who get access to my monthly Patreon only content will be the first to know that they have contributed to this goal.

So thank you for spending some time in my brain-dump/goal space, I'd love for you to join me on my next adventure of teaching more ethical taxidermy classes in New Zealand, and producing more pieces for exhibitions, it would be great to have you come along for the journey  X 
Tiers
Baby Mouse Edition
$1 or more per month
The littlest and maybe the cutest of the tiers, Patreons of this tier will receive monthly updates on upcoming workshops and exhibitions, including my favourite taxidermy finds on YouTube or the corners of the internet
Sparrows at Dawn
$5 or more per month
It's the early bird who catches the worm, or in this case it's the little bird that catches a sparrow sized parcel every two months. 


This tier includes the Baby Mouse Edition tier, with: 

- two art print postcards

- two super cute art print stickers


It's always a lovely surprise to get treats in the mail, and it will be extra lovely to be reminded that you're one Patreons too! 

Mind the Mynahs
$10 or more per month only 13 left
Feeling as grateful as a Mynah that just dodged a car? This tier could be for you! 


This tier includes the Sparrows at Dawn tier, and every two months you'll also recieve: 

- a hand written art print post card made just for you to say thanks

- 10% off code to my online store (includes taxidermy workshops listed in my online store, excludes Studio One classes)


Small parcels in the post can really turn your day around, much like successfully dodging a car and catching your fast food insect lunch at the same time.

Starlings in the Afternoon Sun
$15 or more per month only 13 left
Starlings look so beautiful in the afternoon sun, and you will too when you receive your Starling sized parcel every two months. 


This tier includes the Sparrows at Dawn tier, with: 

- 10% off code for my online store (includes taxidermy workshops listed in my online store, excludes Studio One classes)

- a little handmade something that you will need to keep away from your cat


Due to the nature of the 'little handmade something' Patreon's of this tier need to be in New Zealand

Magpies in the field
$30 or more per month only 10 left
Watch out for this one, it won't peck your eyes out, but it will definitely open your eyes to some exciting treats every two months! 


This tier includes: 

- monthly updates on upcoming workshops and exhibitions, including my favourite taxidermy finds on YouTube

- two art print postcards

- two super cute art print stickers

- a hand written art print post card made just for you to say thanks

- 15% off code for my online store (includes taxidermy workshops listed in my online store, excludes Studio One classes)

- a middle sized handmade something which may be hangable, wearable or framable 


Due to the nature of the 'middle sized handmade something' Patreon's of this tier need to be in New Zealand


Kingfisher on the line
$100 or more per month only 10 left
The king of all the tiers, the Kingfisher package includes the following for my very generous Patreons every two months: 


- monthly updates on upcoming workshops and exhibitions, including my favourite taxidermy finds on YouTube

- two art print postcards

- two super cute art print stickers

- a hand written art print post card made just for you to say thanks

- 25% off code for my online store (includes taxidermy workshops listed in my online store, excludes Studio One classes)

- a framed art print (art print will be printed on archival Hahnemuhle with ultrachrome archival inks. The frame will be no smaller than 210mm x 297mm and made in New Zealand)


Due to the nature of posting a framed art print Patreon's of this tier need to be in New Zealand

Thank you for visiting my Patreon page! Put your feet up and make yourself at home while I chat to you about how you can be part of my exclusive Patreon community. 

My name is Antoinette Ratcliffe, and just like it says in the title, I make taxidermy, taxidermy based artwork and I also teach Introduction to Taxidermy classes around New Zealand.

From time to time I need to enlist the expertise of a professional, like help with photo shoots, or taxidermy class assistants. Although they always say they thoroughly enjoy themselves and don't want to be paid, I value their time and expertise, and without their help my work wouldn't be half as polished as it is, so for this reason, one of my goals is to pay my assistants and technicians, and this is where you come in. By becoming part of my exclusive Patreon community, your monthly contribution will fund these projects. 

Having an income through Patreon will also allow me to spend more time researching and making work. The research informs the classes I teach, and leads to my students producing better quality taxidermy pieces... and who wouldn't want that! Achieving this goal also means that I will be able to spend more time researching and influencing ethical taxidermy standards in New Zealand. My definition of ethical taxidermy is using specimens that have either died a natural death or were humanely euthanised, these are the only specimens that I will allow in my classes, and the reasons for this always becomes an important class discussion. 

Funding equipment and materials can be a toss up between doing more hours in my day job (I'm a head surgical nurse at a veterinary clinic) or taking a little out of other parts of my budget... none of which can be sustained for long periods of time. Also, my cat needs to eat so I can't take any funds from that part of the budget! 

And finally funding travel for exhibitions and taxidermy classes, as well as producing exhibitions are big ticket items - both things I'd love to do more of in the future, and patrons who get access to my monthly Patreon only content will be the first to know that they have contributed to this goal.

So thank you for spending some time in my brain-dump/goal space, I'd love for you to join me on my next adventure of teaching more ethical taxidermy classes in New Zealand, and producing more pieces for exhibitions, it would be great to have you come along for the journey  X 

Recent posts by Antoinette Ratcliffe

Tiers
Baby Mouse Edition
$1 or more per month
The littlest and maybe the cutest of the tiers, Patreons of this tier will receive monthly updates on upcoming workshops and exhibitions, including my favourite taxidermy finds on YouTube or the corners of the internet
Sparrows at Dawn
$5 or more per month
It's the early bird who catches the worm, or in this case it's the little bird that catches a sparrow sized parcel every two months. 


This tier includes the Baby Mouse Edition tier, with: 

- two art print postcards

- two super cute art print stickers


It's always a lovely surprise to get treats in the mail, and it will be extra lovely to be reminded that you're one Patreons too! 

Mind the Mynahs
$10 or more per month only 13 left
Feeling as grateful as a Mynah that just dodged a car? This tier could be for you! 


This tier includes the Sparrows at Dawn tier, and every two months you'll also recieve: 

- a hand written art print post card made just for you to say thanks

- 10% off code to my online store (includes taxidermy workshops listed in my online store, excludes Studio One classes)


Small parcels in the post can really turn your day around, much like successfully dodging a car and catching your fast food insect lunch at the same time.

Starlings in the Afternoon Sun
$15 or more per month only 13 left
Starlings look so beautiful in the afternoon sun, and you will too when you receive your Starling sized parcel every two months. 


This tier includes the Sparrows at Dawn tier, with: 

- 10% off code for my online store (includes taxidermy workshops listed in my online store, excludes Studio One classes)

- a little handmade something that you will need to keep away from your cat


Due to the nature of the 'little handmade something' Patreon's of this tier need to be in New Zealand

Magpies in the field
$30 or more per month only 10 left
Watch out for this one, it won't peck your eyes out, but it will definitely open your eyes to some exciting treats every two months! 


This tier includes: 

- monthly updates on upcoming workshops and exhibitions, including my favourite taxidermy finds on YouTube

- two art print postcards

- two super cute art print stickers

- a hand written art print post card made just for you to say thanks

- 15% off code for my online store (includes taxidermy workshops listed in my online store, excludes Studio One classes)

- a middle sized handmade something which may be hangable, wearable or framable 


Due to the nature of the 'middle sized handmade something' Patreon's of this tier need to be in New Zealand


Kingfisher on the line
$100 or more per month only 10 left
The king of all the tiers, the Kingfisher package includes the following for my very generous Patreons every two months: 


- monthly updates on upcoming workshops and exhibitions, including my favourite taxidermy finds on YouTube

- two art print postcards

- two super cute art print stickers

- a hand written art print post card made just for you to say thanks

- 25% off code for my online store (includes taxidermy workshops listed in my online store, excludes Studio One classes)

- a framed art print (art print will be printed on archival Hahnemuhle with ultrachrome archival inks. The frame will be no smaller than 210mm x 297mm and made in New Zealand)


Due to the nature of posting a framed art print Patreon's of this tier need to be in New Zealand