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Committee members:

  • Dana Norris - Co-Chair
  • Tiago Oliveira - Co-Chair and Nigel Williams Prize Co-ordinator
  • Holly Daws - Treasurer
  • Helen Warren - Secretary
  • Emily Thomas - Events Co-ordinator
  • Margot Murray - Events Co-ordinator 
  • Mandy Garratt - Student Representative
  • Miriam Orsini - Publications Editor
  • Chenya Wang - Events Co-ordinator
  • Daran Qin - Events Co-ordinator

If you would like to contact any of the committee members, please email: cgg@icon.org.uk

 

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 and Nigel Williams Prize Co-ordinator​ - 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. 

Helen Warren - Secretary​Term ends at 2020 AGM

Helen graduated from Lincoln College of Art with a Diploma in Conservation and Restoration in 1988, winning the Gibney Prize for best student. During her studies Helen worked at Portsmouth City Museums Conservation Department and gained experience through the conservation of artefacts from the Mary Rose and archives of Portsmouth City Museum. She established her own studio in 1990 and continues to run a business serving private clients, historic houses, auction houses, the antiques trade and museums. Helen joined the Icon CGG committee in 2012 and was instrumental in organising the Worcester conference in 2015 and the Oxford conference in 2017. During 2016-17 she served on the committee as Treasurer, and currently supports the group as Secretary.​ 

Emily Thomas - Events Co-ordinator  - 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. 

Margot Murray - Events Co-ordinator - Term ends at the 2021 AGM 

Margot joined the committee in 2018 to help organise events run by the committee. Margot has a background in chemistry and archaeology and studied conservation at the University of Melbourne and West Dean College. Margot has worked with National Museums Scotland and is currently working at the V&A in ceramic and glass conservation.

Mandy Garratt - Student Representative - Term ends at 2021 AGM

Mandy is in her final year studying for an MSc in Conservation Practice at Cardiff University, having decided to pursue interventive conservation after achieving an MA in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University in 2015. Mandy is currently working on her dissertation, which is assessing the environmental sustainability of conservation materials used at the National Trust to protect their historic interiors. Prior to her postgraduate studies Mandy worked for over 12 years in the financial services industry, chiefly as a Web Developer and Digital Content Editor. Mandy is passionate about ceramics, both in learning about the history of ceramics technology, and in collecting eighteenth and nineteenth century European porcelain. She is always keen to learn more about ceramics conservation and to help share ideas among students and conservation professionals, particularly by making use of social media channels.

Miriam Orsini - Publications Editor​ - Term ends at 2022 AGM

Miriam is an Objects Conservator currently working at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. She has previously worked at the British Museum in the 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. For five years, Miriam has collaborated with non-profit organisation Heritage Without Borders and Cultural Heritage Without Borders delivering conservation training at various museums in Kosovo. She has also worked on archaeological excavations in Lebanon and Kazakhstan. Miriam was co-opted onto the committe in 2019. 

Chenya Wang - Events Co-ordinator Term ends at 2022 AGM

Chenya is a second year student of the MSc Conservation for Archaeology and Museums in UCL. Having finished a 5-month placement in the sculpture conservation studio at the V&A, she is currently interning at the Ashmolean Museum’s object conservation department. Maintaining enthusiasm about ceramics and related materials, Chenya has gained some practical experiences working on objects made of a variety of materials. Prior to her postgraduate studies, Chenya volunteered in the ceramic conservation studio in Institute for Conservation of Historical Relics of Jiangsu Province and the textile conservation department in China Silk Museum in China. Chenya was co-opted onto the committe in 2019. 

Daran Qin - Events Co-ordinatorTerm ends at 2022 AGM

Daran is a final year student in the MSc Conservation for Archaeology and Museums programme at UCL. She is currently doing her ten-month work placement in the Science Museum. She also holds an MA in Principles of Conservation from UCL. Daran volunteered as a trainee conservator in Royal College of Music, Knole (National Trust), Institute of Archaeology Collections, and Ethnography Collection at Institute of Anthropology (UCL) during her master study at UCL. Being driven into conservation by the Terracotta Army, Daran is keen on conservation of ceramics and relative materials. She has worked on some challenging archaeological ceramics and porcelains, and wants to develop more in this field. Prior to her postgraduate studies, she worked in several non-profit organizations on science communication outreach through road-shows, school visits and science festivals.​ Daran was co-opted onto the committe in 2019.