Sam O'Farrell is an artist working predominantly with ceramics. Her most recent works are a humorous approach to the hobbyist culture of craft. Pointedly and playfully referencing ceramic archetypes, her work mediates objects and images by using loose sculptural forms merged with found imagery that gestures toward magic and folklore.

Sam O'Farrell lives and works in Melbourne, Australia, where she received her BFA Honours at RMIT University.  She has been a recipient of the Trudie Alfred Bequest by the Australian Ceramics Association, a finalist for the Tom Bass Prize.

Sam O'Farrell has exhibited work in LON Gallery, Junior Space, Long Division, Neon Parlour and Guild of Objects.

Sam O'Farrell has been featured in The Journal of Australian Ceramics. Ladies of Leisure and Vampir Magazine.

During her time at the residency, Sam will be engaged in a new body of work that explores sculptural storytelling which will be partly developed in the houseboat and completed at Mill Valley Pottery studio.

Sam and Varda Artists Residency would like to thank Mill Valley Pottery Studio for their generous support.