Ros Hodges ACR
Ros is a Ceramics Conservator with 30 years of experience in the independent sector who gained her Icon Accreditation in June 2021. She has previous experience of serving on the CGG Committee and is committed assisting the Group to deliver good value events to its members.
Her conservation practice is based in East Sussex, where she works on Ceramics, Glass, and Related Materials for a wide range of clients including private individuals, collectors, dealers, local Museums, and Heritage Bodies such as The National Trust and the Dean and Chapter, Westminster Abbey. Her special interests include assessing objects and preparing them for travel prior to exhibitions and training house staff in the care of ceramics and damage prevention. Before embarking on a career in conservation she was responsible for organising medical conferences at The Wellcome Foundation.
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).
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.
Shannon is a conservator currently working at the Leather Conservation Centre in Northampton.
Shannon received her MA (hons) degree in Archeology and Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh in 2017 and went on to complete a postgraduate MA degree in the Conservation of Museum and Archeological Objects from Durham University. She completed a 9 month internship within National Museums Scotland and worked within their conservation team on a freelance basis following the completion of her degree in 2020. In 2021 she began working within the Leather Conservation Centre.
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Rose has recently completed her MA in Conservation Studies from West Dean College, with a specialisation in ceramics and related materials. She is currently working as an intern conservator at Sarah Peeks Ltd.
Before the MA study, Rose has a Graduate Diploma in Conservation Studies, also from the West Dean College (2020), and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Hong Kong (2019). During her study at the West Dean College, Rose acted as the Vice President of the Student Association. She also has working experience at West Dean College, Corning Museum of Glass, as well as the Preservation and Conservation Division of the University of Hong Kong Libraries.
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.
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).
Lily is a recent graduate of the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at UCL, with an archaeological background.
Since completing her MSc in October 2021, Lily has worked as an assistant conservator at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and is a member of the Middle Kingdom Theban Project, carrying out conservation fieldwork in Luxor, Egypt. Lily also holds an MA in Principles of Conservation from UCL.