From 1978 – 2003 he was a partner in the Auckland jewellery co-operative Fingers.
Founding Chair of Objectspace - a centre for contemporary craft and design in Auckland in 2004.
The Arts Foundation of New Zealand named him an Arts Laureate in 2002
The 2002 Laureate of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, Amsterdam.
Regularly exhibits in New Zealand and Australia, as well as in Europe and the USA. His works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; The Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Danner Stiftung, Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich; Auckland Museum; the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington.
Survey exhibitions with publications include: Owner’s Manual: Jewellery by Warwick Freeman 1995. Given; Jewellery by Warwick Freeman 2004