As you have probably noticed, our stock was depleted quickly this holiday shopping season. The blurb in The Wall Street Journal about the serving platter unearthed more dinosaur fans than we knew existed. Then, the mountain of Dragon Tea Towels we ordered for our Black Friday promotion disappeared in hours instead of weeks. We are grateful and amazed that sales were so brisk this year but we are also bothered that we have left so many of our friends empty-handed for the holidays. We are working frantically to get all of your favorite Calamityware products back in stock.
Quality takes time
You may be shocked to hear that we may be out of certain items for several months. For example, we can’t conjure up more of our beautiful fine porcelain with a nose wiggle. When we place a porcelain order, the workshop in Poland starts with some kind of magic mud which they mold into shapes resembling plates and mugs. Then they do a little shaking and baking and glazing—a rinse and repeat, maybe? Then the wares are decorated with monsters and meanies and cats. Once the Calamityware is completed, it still needs to be packaged and put on a boat which meanders around Europe for several days before crossing the Atlantic. And that’s still not the end of the trip. Once the porcelain reaches the port in Baltimore, our little creatures still need to wait in the U.S. customs line for a few days. Not very speedy but we will always choose quality over speed.
Workshop is already working
The good news is, in August of 2018, the Robot noticed that we might be in a little trouble so we placed an order. We are hoping that order will start arriving mid-January 2019. The bad news is not everything was in the August order. Of course, we made another order recently that should cover everything, but some of that stuff won’t arrive until April 2019 (yuck!).
I know. All you want to know is when will you be able to get the stuff you want? Here is a list of every out-of-stock product and when it might be back in stock.
Small Plates w/Ants
Calamityware Ornaments (Series 1)
That’s about as much as we know right now. And some of what we think we know may already be wrong. Would we be surprised if one of these items slips back a month or two? No. Not really.
If you are anxious to get your hands on some of these products, make sure to join our mailing list and you’ll be among the first to know when these items are back in stock, or sign up on the product page to be notified when a specific item is back in stock.
PS: Teapot Update
We left out info on the teapot because it didn't fall into the "sold out" category but we should have known you would expect an update here.
The Things-Could-Be-Worse teapots and sugar and creamer sets are still on schedule for a February delivery, but our dream of an early completion is fading. It looks like the first shipment will get on a boat in January. Shortly after that, Kickstarter backers will be sent an address survey so we can have mailing labels ready when the ship arrives.