Meet The Artists
Angela has always been obsessed with working with her hands. Once upon a time, she was a soapstone artist and a celebrated one at that. If you find yourself in Hong Kong, look for a sculpture of hers in its permanent resting place at the Canadian Embassy.
The only problem with soapstone was that it wasn’t her passion. Angela couldn’t wait to finish a sculpture so she could go home and have fun making jewellery. A lightbulb went off one day and she thought, “why am I not
making jewellery all day – every day?” Once this thought entered her mind, she quit sculpting, left pieces unfinished, and moved on to making her true passion of jewellery a full-time gig.
(The unfinished sculptures rest in her garden now, 20+ years later.)
It’s a good thing because this passion guided Angela towards her soulmate, Ryan. Their paths crossed at the Saskatoon Market in the warm Summer of 1997. He admired the crowds that flocked to purchase her latest creations, and she couldn’t get enough of his amazing tomatoes that always sold out before noon.
They married in 2001 and spent ten years rocking parallel businesses at the market. These two lovebirds were super busy with their respective companies, which meant they were spending less and less time together. They
decided to join forces and put all their energy into A & R Jewellery so they would never have to leave each other’s side.
At this point, it was time to leave Saskatchewan. Angela and Ryan wished to explore all the natural beauty Western Canada had to offer, so they sold the farm and moved to Creston, BC.