Our Committee

New Committee Roles Open!

The Icon Ceramics and Glass Group (CGG) is seeking a Chair and an Events Coordinator.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain skills and experience whilst contributing to the creation and running of events, training and networking opportunities for the conservation community! We are a friendly and enthusiastic team looking for fresh input. The Committee meets quarterly, currently online but we may return to meeting in person once we are able to. Travel expenses for Committee meetings are refundable.

We invite applications from student, associate and accredited members of Icon although you must be a primary or secondary CGG member to join the committee.

About the roles

The following outlines the key responsibilities of each role, however, each member is supported in their roles by fellow committee members and Icon head office.

Committee Chair 

  • Acts as the link between the CGG committee, Icon office and other Groups
  • Ensures regular committee meetings and suitable attendance by members
  • Produces a regular update to Icon "news from the groups"
  • Acts as a point of contact to members of the CGG group
  • Prepares agendas for CGG committee meetings with Secretary (approx. 4 annually) 
  • Prepares the agenda for the Annual Group Meeting (AGM)
  • Prepares an annual chairs report for AGM 
  • Convenes and chairs committee meetings, conferences and AGM
  • Attends Icon Group Chairs meetings and records minutes
  • Presents the Denise Lyall Prize or nominates a representative to do so
  • Supports all other committee roles as necessary

Events Coordinator

  • Leads on the organisation of a schedule of workshops/training courses, AGM, and a biannual conference
  • Finds suitable venues and acting as a point of contact for bookings
  • Supports Chair and Secretary in recruiting speakers, compiling abstracts and correspondence
  • Writes promotional material and circulates via Icon and other organisations

If you are interested or have any questions please email Emily Thomas at [email protected].

To apply please email Emily Thomas at [email protected] with 300 words outlining your skills and experience. The deadline for self-nominations is the 17th September 2021 but we encourage early applications. A vote will take place at the AGM in October 2021.

 

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Secretary - Term ends at the 2022 AGM, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group

Emily is currently working part-time as an Objects Conservator with the Birmingham Museums Trust and privately as a Ceramics Conservator at Antique Conservation Ltd. Previously she has worked for the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum and the British Museum.

Since joining the ICON Ceramics and Glass Group committee in 2017, Emily has worked as an Events Coordinator, helping to develop and organise educational events and conferences for the group’s members, she then moved into the Secretary role in 2019. Emily has an MA in Ceramics and Related Materials from West Dean College (2018) and a BA in Fine Art from the University of Leeds (2010). 

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Holly Daws

Holly Daws

Treasurer​ - Term ends at 2023 AGM, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group

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. 

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Dana Norris ACR

Dana Norris ACR

Events Coordinator - Term ends at 2023 AGM, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group

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 Icon Accreditation process; she was co-opted to the CCG committee as Secretary in 2016 before being nominated for Chair in 2017. 

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Shannon Campbell

Shannon Campbell

Events Coordinator - Term ends at 2023 AGM, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group

Shannon has recently completed her MA in the Conservation of Musuem and Archaeological Objects from Durham University.

Since September 2019, she has been working within the artefact conservation team at National Museums Scotland. She has an enduring interest in glass and ceramic artefacts and has consistently sought out opportunities to engage with this specialism. In 2019, she was awarded a place on a British School at Athens course, focusing on archaeological glass.

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Miriam Orsini

Miriam Orsini

Nigel William Prize Coordinator - Term ends at 2023 AGM, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group

Miriam is an Objects Conservator currently working at the British Museum (Ceramics, Glass and Metals Conservation Section). She has previously worked for Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM), the Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers Museums in Oxford and the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London. 

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. She has collaborated with ICCROM and non-profit organisations Heritage Without Borders and Cultural Heritage Without Borders delivering conservation training at various museums in Sudan, Kosovo, Lebanon and Kazakhstan. Miriam was co-opted onto the committee in 2019 and has previously covered the role of Publications Editor. 

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Marisa Kalvins

Marisa Kalvins

Publications Editor - Term ends at 2023 AGM, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group

Marisa is an Objects Conservator, currently working at the Science Museum, with a particular interest in ceramics conservation.

Previously, she has worked in the private sector for studios such as Toronto Art Restoration and PJD Ceramics Ltd. During this period, she completed projects for numerous institutions including the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Museum and the National Trust, alongside work for private collectors. She has also completed a yearlong Icon internship in ceramics conservation at the British Museum. Marisa holds a MSc in Conservation Practice from Cardiff University (2013) and a BScH in Geography and Art History from Queen’s University, Canada (2010).

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Lily Griffin

Lily Griffin

Student Representative - Term ends at 2023 AGM, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group

Lily is a postgraduate student, with an archaeological background, coming to the end of her first year on the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at UCL.

Last year she completed the MA in Principles of Conservation, also at UCL. During both years she has acted as Student Representative for the conservation courses and has recently joined a team of students running the social media for UCL Conservation.  She has experience of working in the collections care and conservation departments at a range of museums, including the Ashmolean, Museum of London, and Imperial War Museums. Additionally, she has been very involved with the educational departments of these museums and she is passionate about spreading awareness and accessibility of conservation in museums to younger generations. Lily particularly enjoys working with archaeological collections and has undertaken some complex treatments on ceramic and glass artefacts. She has also completed analytical research projects on the conservation history of ceramics from UCL Collections and the impact of conservation on future scientific analysis of archaeological
ceramics.

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