Patricia Malarcher
Teapot

Patricia Malarcher (American, b. 1930)
Tea Tale 2002
tea-stained silk, canvas, mylar; screenprinted, hand and machine stitched
9.5 x 7 x 5″
Kamm Collection 2002.28.5

This soft sculpture by Patricia Malarcher includes a teapot made of hand-dyed and printed cloth and reflective mylar. It comes with “tea bags”. The printed text on the cloth is about the invention of the tea bag.

In addition to making art, Malarcher’s work includes research and writing about fiber arts and textiles. She has been recognized by the American Craft Council for her advocacy of the crafts field.