Valerie Lee, a designer maker/mixed media artisan with over thirty years of experience in design led crafts has set up base in Lismore.

Having trained in fine art painting, Valerie’s craftsmanship has evolved and developed throughout the years. Valerie ran her own business in Cork for ten years where she also taught art and design-based craft in the College of Commerce and elsewhere before returning to her home town of Drogheda to care for her father.

From there, Valerie began developing handcrafted angels made from clothes pegs, recycled fabrics, wool and mixed media including fabric from a 1950s ballgown and a 1960’s jumpsuit.

These limited edition angels are intended as a design-led Christmas decoration but for Valerie they represent something more. “It's nice to think you have a guardian angel. These little angels are a reminder that we have that support in our lives,” said Valerie.

Although Valerie was initially designing the angels for sale as individual pieces, it soon became apparent to her that they would work better as a set of thirty and would be ideal as Christmas tree decorations or as a visual piece of wall art.

Valerie Lee, a designer maker/mixed media artisan with over thirty years of experience in design led crafts has set up base in Lismore.

Having trained in fine art painting, Valerie’s craftsmanship has evolved and developed throughout the years. Valerie ran her own business in Cork for ten years where she also taught art and design-based craft in the College of Commerce and elsewhere before returning to her home town of Drogheda to care for her father.

From there, Valerie began developing handcrafted angels made from clothes pegs, recycled fabrics, wool and mixed media including fabric from a 1950s ballgown and a 1960’s jumpsuit.

These limited edition angels are intended as a design-led Christmas decoration but for Valerie they represent something more. “It's nice to think you have a guardian angel. These little angels are a reminder that we have that support in our lives,” said Valerie.

Although Valerie was initially designing the angels for sale as individual pieces, it soon became apparent to her that they would work better as a set of thirty and would be ideal as Christmas tree decorations or as a visual piece of wall art.