|Lenoir Community College Instructor Paul Miller, along with LCC students Glen Jackson and Brian Piro recently competed in the Surry Community College Taxidermy Competition and the North Carolina Taxidermy Association Competition.
Miller started his taxidermy career with his first deer in 1989. After being a full-time taxidermist for more than six years, Miller now works full-time at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
With more than eight years of teaching taxidermy to students all over the state, Miller enjoys sharing his experience with those that are passionate about the art. “I can learn as much from the students as they learn from me,” Miller said. “All students bring their unique ideas to class and it’s fascinating to watch their concepts transition into art.”
Miller’s bass placed first in the Professional Division in the McKenzie North Carolina Best Fish Category. As you can imagine, Miller enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time in search of the next masterpiece.
Jackson has completed many taxidermy projects on his own, but wanted to expand his knowledge by taking the Taxidermy Course at LCC. “This course has given me the confidence to take my work and compete with it,” Jackson said. “I hope to open my own taxidermy business after completing the Taxidermy Course at LCC.” Jackson placed first in the Amateur Division with a pair of ducks. Piro also competed and won Best of Category (Fish).
If you are interested in attending the next LCC Taxidermy Course in January, contact Sharon King at 252.233.6850 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Taxidermy Program, click here.