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.


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 in relation to place. Silvie has been collaborating with Southbank Mosaics since 2007 and has project-managed the setting up of the school. She has written 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 as well as working on large-scale international commissions. She recently lead various classical mosaic making workshops at King's College London alongside Dr. Will Wootton of the Classics Department.

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 (website) in 2005 specialising in on-going 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.

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