Melbourne based jeweller Leah Teshendorff completed an Honours degree in Fine Art Gold and Silversmithing, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1997. Leah has exhibited widely, and in 2000 won the National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Leah's practice utilises traditional and non traditional techniques such as photo etching, galvanising, fabrication and casting. She uses a variety of materials including mild steel, zinc, bronze, silver and gold. In Hill End, Leah will work towards her first exhibition Florilegium at Craft Victoria in 2007. This body of work will investigate botanical imagery and the impact of plants on the landscape.