Queensland blue boulder opal on a sterling silver based with 18ct gold claws.

Noosa Art Award 2016

Ocean’s blue earrings selected for the Noosa Art Award Exhibition.


Barcelona, the whirlwind tour

My time in Barcelona was luxurious. Endless walking, super hospitality, kid-free, gallery upon gallery upon gallery. I could not have asked for more. It seems a long time ago now, but coming back to warm weather has helped the holiday vibe to continue. Many of […]

Rainbow Valley's main sandstone formation is called Wurre.

Orogen goes to Barcelona

I am delighted that my Orogen collection has been selected to be shown as part of Joya Barcelona 2015. Orogen is all about Central Australia, particularly Arrernte and Western Aranda country, and it is wonderful that the work has found a keen audience in Catalonia. […]


Wabi Sabi: The beauty of impermanence

Wabi Sabi profiled six Japanese and Australian artists who use use traditional Japanese techniques but are inspired by the Australian landscape and way of life, creating unique styles embedded in cross-cultural influence. The work on display included ikebana, shibori, woodblock printing, ceramics, irogane and tsumami […]


Foyer Feature – Redland Art Gallery

In the lead up to our August exhibition Redlands Art Gallery have selected my work for their Foyer Feature. The Satellite Pendants also feature the inside cover of their 2015 events program.    



A heart melting word gift from Ecstatic Melancolic poet Louisa Miranda. Words: Louisa Miranda, Photos: Mindi Cooke


Sparkles and Scintilation

Last Sunday I was honoured to hold my annual private gem show for bespoke clients. This year we shared a delightful few hours sipping bubbles and feasting on October’s luscious opal and scintillating tourmaline–gemstones fit for Aladin’s cave.

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Noosa Art Award

Satellite pendants selected for the Noosa Art Award exhibition, 2014.  


Carolyn Barker: The Radish Alchemist

An interview forThe Planthunter magazine. Words: Jo Hoban, Photos: Mindi Cooke, Editor: Georgia Reid


Precious leaves on display

Project story in Jewellery World. Words: Jenny Berich, Photo: Kat Barker


Creativity begins in a boiling cauldron

Project story in the Caloundra Weekly. Words: Kiera Kelly Williamson. Photo: Liz Warning.


Meet the maker

I was delighted that so many of my clients, friends and supporters joined me for an autumnal celebration at artisan last weekend. It was so nice to see all your smiling faces. Contact me for high res copies of your photos. And yes. Next time […]

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Fallen leaves Installation

An autumnal display of 224 previous metal leaves for artisan, Queensland’s peak body for craft.


Autumn leaves to carpet the Valley

Project story in the Sunshine Coast Daily. Words: Rebecca Marshell, Photos: Liz Warning, Kate Grainzien and me

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A film born from friendship

Profile story and film for ABC Open. Words, Film and Photos: Liz Warning. Music: McKisco.


Close Up – Carolyn Barker, artisan jeweller

A profile story for the Brisbane News. Words: Naomi Lim, Photo: Kate Granzien  

Stunning ametrine in 22ct yellow gold and shakudo.

Contemporary Wearables 2013

Window pendant selected for The Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and  touring exhibition, 2013.


Sunshine Coast Art Prize, 3D

Co’chlear pendants and brooches selected for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D exhibition.    


Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award

Sake set selected for the 2013 Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award. Exhibited at the Bendigo Art Gallery and the Arts Centre Melbourne.  

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International Designer Profile

Jewellery designer profile in British Vogue.

Ginkgo brooch

Featured Designer: Carolyn Barker

Designer profile for The Finders Keepers. Photos: Ben Foley, Liz Warning and me.


Black and White

An exhibition of recent work exploring the Japanese technique, irogane.