Whether extending the life of a collection or preserving a family heirloom we can help you find a solution that suits your individual needs. Between us we have over 40 years of conservation and restoration experience in the UK and abroad, including collections care and preventative conservation.
Kenneth completed his DA in Ceramic Design (Glasgow School of Art) in 1973 before working as a studio potter. He joined Glasgow Museums in 1975 as a Ceramics Conservator and cared for the decorative art collection for the following decade. In 1986 Kenneth left Glasgow to lead the post-graduate ceramic conservation course at West Dean College for twenty-three years. Throughout his career Kenneth has been involved with UKIC (now ICON the Institute for Conservation in the UK) and was the chairman for the Ceramics and Glass Group from 1989-93. He was awarded the Nigel Williams Prize for Ceramics and Glass Conservation in 2002 for his lifetime achievement in the field. Kenneth now works as the project manager and lead conservator at Watt and Norris Conservation.
Dana Norris ACR
In 2002 Dana was awarded a Bachelor in Fine Arts concentrating in Ceramic Art from Kent State University, Ohio, USA. She worked as a studio potter and then undertook conservation training at West Dean College in 2004. From 2006-08 she worked as a Project Conservator (Objects) for the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio before taking up a series of posts at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University in 2008-13. In 2012 Dana successfully completed the PACR process becoming an accredited member of ICON, the Institute of Conservation. She is currently a PhD student at Cranfield University in the department of Forensics researching Chinese enamels on metal and related materials including porcelain and glass. Dana currently chairs ICON’s Ceramics and Glass special interest group.
“Accredited status demonstrates that a practitioner is a fully-qualified and capable professional. The PACR accreditation framework applies a common standard across the profession, regardless of the route you have taken to reach a professional level of capability, your specialism, or the context in which you practice.” www.icon.org.uk