Joe & Gudi Pach
We were born in Germany (1954 & 1955 respectively) and lived there until 1982. Before we moved to Canada in 1990, we lived in Holland for 8 years.
Joe has worked most of his life as a dental technician and got the patience to work with precision tools during that experience.
Gudi has worked most of her life as a draft person in architecture offices and later on in design, marketing and as an interior decorator.
Around 30 yrs ago we started to make some jewelry in our spare time in Holland.Five years ago the two of us started again to make some jewelry in our spare time but this time we sold the pieces. It became more than a hobby.
In 2008 Joe decided to semi- retire. Both of us took some weekend classes with instructors from the NB College of Craft & Design in Fredericton, Trudy Gallagher (Bejewel) and Erica Sullivan. Shortly after, Joe decided to take a full course in jewelry & metal art with Brigitte Clavette. Gudi concentrates on unique necklaces and makes only one-of-a-kind pieces, preferably asymmetrical.
In the fall 2009 we opened a studio in our home after a major renovation of the upper level in our Cape Cod home.
Our business name TerraBijou means Earth(y) jewelry. We use local pebbles and rocks from the coast of Fundy, leather, and hemp, but also shells, wood and seeds from different parts of the world such as Fiji, Arizona, New Zealand and Thailand. Our biggest hobby is traveling around the planet. We also use elements from the earth like sterling silver, copper, brass and some gold.
Our goal is to develop TerraBijou into a full time retirement business for both of us and spend more time at home with our two cats Oliver & Lucy, siblings who were adopted in 2009.
Contactus by visiting our web site
Coming from Hampton
Hwy # 1 eastbound, take exit # 175. At the end of the ramp (1st arrow) take a left and follow that road for appr. 6 km. Right after a very sharp right turn, take a left (2nd arrow) on to Drurys Cove road. Appr. another 6km. We are on the right side (sign and balloons)
Coming from Berwick (Alice’s studio)
Take Roachville exit # 193 and drive towards Sussex. Just before you hit the overpass, turn right towards Hwy #1 westbound towards Saint John. Do NOT TAKE the ramp to S.J., stay on the road you are on and proceed towards Apohaqui.
Take the very first road to the left (arrow) = Drurys Cove Road. 6km up to the left is our studio.
Coming from downtown Sussex (Lisa Pearson)
Drive down Main street and turn left @ Shoppers Drugmart. Take the over pass and turn left towards Saint John. (arrow) Stay on this road. Do NOT TAKE the ramp to S.J., stay on the road you are on and proceed towards Apohaqui.
Take the very first one to the left (arrow) = Drurys Cove Road. 6km up to the left is our studio.