Leilah has been weaving for twenty years, and established her company, Dragon Willow, in 2013. Her practice includes traditional and modern basket-making, willow sculpture, fence-making, and both sculptural and functional commissions.
A QEST Scholarship will enable Leilah to learn more styles of basketry through one-on-one training. She will study square, made-to-measure, and made-on-a-mould basketry with QEST Scholar Eddie Glew, who will also teach her coiled border techniques and a variety of lidded basketry styles. She will also study with Jenny Crisp, learning various advanced weaves, including fitching and borders.