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About me

Many years ago I came across a cultural heritage in the form of myth and artistic traditions preserved from the Viking Age.

I am sourcing my inspiration from my great passion for the heritage of the early Middle Ages. In my work I aim to present and mimic rich designs of viking jewellery and crafts.

My Jewellery are mainly replicas of the original viking jewellery. Some of the pieces are made directly on the basis of historical patterns and inspired variations. Each pattern is designed and sculpted by me in precious metal, modeline or wax. Most of my designs and mimications of the authentic pieces are being sold to re-enactments groups from Vikings, Slavs and Celtic Age all over the world and enthusiasts of Viking’s Craft who buy jewellery for daily wear as well.

I had began my inspirational adventure with jewellery craft when I started working in Avalon Company as a locksmith fitter of jewellery equipment and machines. The next step led me to working as a specialist in the surface treatment in jewellery industry. My real passion for jewellery was born while I had the opportunity of working in a professional goldsmith’s workshop, where I was responsible for crafting wedding rings. This goes back to 2009. From that point jewellery making processes had become more than just my hobby and in 2014 led me to start a new adventure: establishing The Nord Emporium – my own jewellery studio.

I am based on the South of Ireland, in Cork City, where currently I am working on my new projects, and actively engaging in viking reenactment as a jewellery craftman.

In December 2016 I was proud to present my very first exhibition to the wider public. ‘Portals, Other Worlds and the Viking Horde’ took place in Camden Palace Community Arts Centre in Cork City.

I am a part of The Camden Palace Community Arts Centre in Cork and this was the previous location of my jewellery studio before I had to relocate to Port of Cork.

Cork, Ireland’s second biggest City (first in every important respect – at least according to the locals, who cheerfully refer to it as the ‘real capital of Ireland’) became second home for me. It fascinates me that in a relatively distant past of the 10th century Cork was a Viking settlement. The base for the of the modern city as we know it, Cork City was founded between 915 and 922, when Viking settlers established a trading community. I am happy to say that Cork is the place I am sourcing the inspiration for my future projects. Can one imagine better place?

To ensure the highest quality of materials used to make each jewellery piece Nord Emporium is Registered with the Assay Office in Dublin. Assay Office is the entity responsible for proving the highest quality of gold and silver products, accordingly with the current standards.

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Piotr Bibliw

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