Jo Lepeska

"Taxidermist, workshop wizard and so much more!"

Jo left the professional Film, TV and entertainment industry to pursue her love of Taxidermy and Natural history. In 2014 she founded what would become the company Pretty Dead Taxidermy.

She loves preserving animals with honour and compassion. Her specialties are rodents and small mammals and a select number of commissions are open for pets. Her work seeks to combine humour and a surprise of an unexpected story.

Her clients include Taxidermy, curiosity and interior shops, art galleries, private collectors, TV shows and feature films.

She genuinely enjoys demystifying taxidermy for newbies through creative taxidermy workshops and lectures in a safe, inclusive environment whether she is in her native country of Finland, or her now home Vancouver.