Bauer makes use of traditional materials and techniques, such as enamelling. Her neckpieces are constructed with an architectural approach. The forms are simple but intricate at the same time and pay attention to detail. It is clear that wearability is of the utmost importance to the artist, as even the larger pieces seem to maintain a close relationship to the body.
Carola Bauer was born in Germany in 1953. She undertook sinological and theatre studies at the University of Munich and later followed a three year apprenticeship course at the school of crafts in Basel. She also obtained a craft certificate in Pforzheim. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions on an international level, including SOFA New York, Chicago and Palm Beach and in private galleries in Japan, USA, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Scotland.