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Committee members:

  • Dana Norris - Co-Chair
  • Tiago Oliveira - Co-Chair 
  • Holly Daws - Treasurer
  • Emily Thomas - Secretary 
  • Miriam Orsini - Nigel Williams Prize Co-ordinator


The Ceramics and Glass Group Committee is currently recruiting for the following roles: 

Events Coordinator:

The Events Coordinator is a leading role in the organization of biannual conferences and workshops. As a newly recruited Events Coordinator you would work closely with other committee members on our next conference planned for Autumn 2021.

Publications Editor:

The Publications Editor acts as a liaison between the committee and the ICON office for Iconnect listings, Icon News deadlines and promotion of
groups events on the Icon website and social media.

Student Representative:

The Student Representative acts as a liaison between the group and training programmes. The Student Representative encourages students and emerging conservators to engage with us by joining Icon and submitting posters or papers to conferences.

To express interest in joining the committee or to contact any of the committee members, please email: 


We would like to thank the members who recently stepped down
from the committee for their hard work supporting the group.​


Committee Member Profiles:

Dana Norris - Co-Chair​ - Term ends at 2020 AGM

Dana is co-owner of Watt and Norris Conservation, an independent conservation company based in Oxford with expertise in the conservation of ceramics, glass and enamelled metals. Her background includes a four-year BFA in Ceramic Art awarded in 2002, followed by two years conservation training in Ceramics and Related Materials graduating in 2006. She currently works part time as a PhD student in the Forensic Institute at Cranfield University researching the technology and conservation of Chinese enamels on metal. In 2012 Dana successfully completed the PACR process; she was co-opted to the CCG committee as Secretary in 2016 before being nominated for Chair in 2017. 

Tiago Oliveira - Co-Chair - Term ends at 2020 AGM

Tiago joined the committee in 2013, has been the Nigel Williams Prize coordinator since 2017. Recently he was co-opted Co-Chair. He runs a ceramics and glass conservation studio in London since 2015, TO Conservation, working closely with national and international museums, galleries, collectors and the Trade. Tiago holds and MA in Conservation studies from West Dean College where he returns regularly as a visiting lecturer since 2018. He also holds a BA (4yrs) in Art, Conservation and Restoration from the Portuguese Catholic University, then focusing on wooden sculptures and gilded altarpieces. 

Holly Daws - Treasurer​ Term ends at 2020 AGM

Holly is a ceramic conservator/restorer, working with a range of clients including Plowden and Smith, TO Conservation and Kirsten Ramsay Ceramic Restoration and Conservation. Holly achieved an MA in Conservation Studies from West Dean College in 2018. Since joining the ICON Ceramics and Glass Group committee in 2016, she has held the position of Treasurer, managing the finances for group events and conferences. 

Emily Thomas - Secretary  - Term ends at the 2021 AGM 

Emily is a ceramic conservator/restorer at Antique Conservation Ltd.  She has also worked for Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum and the British Museum. Since joining the ICON Ceramics and Glass Group committee in 2017, she has worked as an Events Coordinator, helping to develop and organise educational events and conferences for the group’s members.Emily has an MA in Conservation Studies from West Dean College (2018) and BA in Fine Art from the University of Leeds (2010). In the interim years, she worked in social media and marketing and as manager of an architectural salvage shop. 

Miriam Orsini - Co-opted Nigel William Prize Coordinator- Term ends at 2022 AGM

Miriam is an Objects Conservator currently working for Gardens, Libraries and Museums of the University of Oxford (GLAM). She has previously worked at the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum (Ceramics, Glass and Metals Conservation Section), the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Miriam holds an MSc and an MA in Conservation from the Institute for Archaeology (UCL), and a BA in Art Conservation and Restoration from the Florence Fine Art Academy L.A.B.A. Miriam has collaborated with ICCROM and non-profit organisations Heritage Without Borders and Cultural Heritage Without Borders delivering conservation training at various museums in Sudan and Kosovo. She has also worked on archaeological excavations in Lebanon and Kazakhstan. Miriam was co-opted onto the committe in 2019.