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
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