David Tootill, Principal

David founded Southbank Mosaics in 2004 and set up London School of Mosaic in 2017. He is a self-trained mosaic artist, and holds a degree in Modern History. His enthusiasm for mosaic comes from his mission to enliven public space, and using mosaic as a collective practice that engages the whole community. David is actively involved with British Association of Modern Mosaic as well as an advocate for the abolishment of prisons.


Paula Ligo, Artist tutor

Paula has a background in participatory design and illustration. She has actively made mosaic since 2011 with Southbank Mosaics, and has trained in specialist methods at Spilimbergo. Her specialism is in using mosaic as participatory practice, working with children with special needs and running community sessions.

Silvie Jacobi, Course Leader

Silvie has a background in Fine Art and Geography. She is currently completing a PhD at King's College London on the topic of art schools and their role in creating art scenes. Silvie has been working with Southbank Mosaics since 2007, and has written our degree and diploma courses and academic framework.



Giulia Vogrig, Lecturer in Mosaic Practice

Giulia worked continuously as mosaic maker in Italy and the UK since Ieaving the renowned Mosaic School in Spilimbergo in 2006. She has worked for established mosaicists such as Gary Drostle, and also developed and consulted on her own commissions nationally and internationally. She recently lead various maker workshops at King's College London, Classics Department. 

Other members of the team:

Ida Ofori, Marketing

Sharina Shaharudin, Finance

Other Lecturers

Dr. Will Wootton, Lecturer in Roman Art at King's College London, Classics Department

Dr. Eileen Rubery, Lecturer in Byzantine and Medieval Art History, Cambridge University

Chris Smith, Mosaic Restorer, Visiting Lecturer in Mosaic Conservation and Restoration

Tessa Hunkin, Mosaicist and Architect, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Mosaic History