Our team

Our organisation comprises a small team of management staff, artist tutors and artists. Our board of trustees, which oversees the development of the business, are part of our wider team, along with our governing body which focuses on the quality of our higher education programme and operations.

David Tootill, Principal

David founded Southbank Mosaics in 2004 and transformed it into 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.

Adam Stanley, Artist tutor


Adam joined our team in October 2018, overseeing our projects with schools and personalised education. He set up a London-based mosaic studio in 2005 specialising in collaborations with schools throughout London and abroad, while also working on private commissions. He trained as a theatre designer at Motley Design School and is fluent in German and Italian with a degree in Modern Languages from King’s College Cambridge.

Dr Silvie Jacobi, Head of Education

Silvie has a background in Fine Art and Geography. She has recently completed a PhD at King's College London on the topic of art schools and their relationship with place. Silvie has been collaborating with London School of Mosaic since 2007 when it was known as Southbank Mosaics . She has developed our degree and diploma courses and oversees the running of our education programmes.


Giulia Vogrig, Lecturer in Mosaic Practice


Giulia is an experienced mosaic maker who joined our team in July 2018 to teach on our diploma and degree. Since Ieaving the renowned Mosaic School in Spilimbergo, Italy in 2006 she has been working mostly in the UK and Italy. She has collaborated with London-based mosaicist Gary Drostle and worked on large-scale international commissions. She recently led various classical mosaic-making workshops at King's College London alongside Dr. Will Wootton of the Classics Department.


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, Lecturer in Mosaic Conservation and Restoration

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

Short Course Tutors

Catherine Parkinson
Debra Collis
Alex McHallam
Paula Ligo
Helen Goodman
Chev Mehmet