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Review A Calamity Giveaway

Update November 24, 2016

Contest is now closed. Winners will be announced soon and contacted via email for shipping addresses.



The Giveaway

Calamityware will randomly draw 50 winners from the entries received. Entries must be submitted by November 23, 2016. Winners will be announced soon after. 

There are 2 ways to enter:

1. Go to, find any product you own, and write a honest review. Any meaningful review submitted between November 10 and November 23 at midnight will be automatically entered in the drawing. The more items you review, the greater your chance of winning. Be sure to include your email address in order to be eligible. Visit the page of the product you want to review and click on the “Add a Review” button.

2. For those of you who don't yet own any Calamityware products and therefore can’t rate anything, you can enter the giveaway by joining our mailing list below. Only one entry per email address. No purchase necessary. If you are already on our mailing list, you may still enter the drawing this way.

Enter via email (contest now closed)

The Flabbergasting Prizes:

Three $50 Calamityware Gift Certificates that can be used on any merchandise at

50 pairs of Robots-On-A-Rampage socks. When the robots finally take over, you’re going to wish you had friends among our new overlords. These socks could be your passport to safety. Show the horde where your sympathies lie by sporting socks with dozens of rampaging robots. 

Designed by Don Moyer.
Premium cotton, ethically sourced and produced in Columbia.
77% Cotton, 20% Nylon, 3% Spandex.
Comfortably fits U.S. Male 8 to12, Female 10+

33 Responses


November 11, 2016

I purchased the Giant Robot Dinner Plate for my Mom but it got lost in the post. Incredibly, she FOUND the calamityware website (she only began Googling a couple of years ago) and showed it to me, loving the concept.
Her plate surfaced in the mail 1 week later and I proudly gave it to her a a gift, cementing my place as favourite child. She was incredulous at the cooincidence.
When I’m rich and famous I will own a full dinner service!


November 11, 2016

I have been real collector of bandanas for 3 decades now and the calamity bandanas are a must have! Beautiful unique designs! I’ve never seen anything close! I want more! Don understands bandanas. This is rare. These bandanas will be studied and admired by our children’s children’s children. If they would only go to school like they have been told thousands of times!

Debórah Walker

November 10, 2016

In the aftermath of the calamitous presidential election one must look for all and small ways to cope. What better way than drinking and eating out of CalamityWare?! I have the Soup Bowls With Flies and Things Could Be Worse Mugs – I am looking for comfort in the crazily delightful details. Just when I think I’ve seen all the weird details another surprises me. You need any and all!


November 10, 2016

Fill the whole world with Calamityware! I’m doing my part spreading the fun with all 4 kickstarter kickin bandana sets given away to people and pups who proudly display their weirdness. Now I am waiting for my sea monster shower curtain. In fact I refuse to shower without it, so hope it gets here soon! While I’m waiting a nice cuppa in a TMBW mug would be just lovely!

Judy Crawford

November 10, 2016

Things Could Be Worse…one of my mugs actually arrived with a broken handle – which was promptly replaced. I relish serving hot beverages to unsuspecting friends and watching them suddenly notice the zombie poodle or the pterodactyl. They are definitely favorites of mine – and I am a potter!

DeAnn Smith

November 10, 2016

I can’t be friends with anyone who doesn’t love my Calamitywear. They just don’t get me….


November 10, 2016

I am in deep! 12 large plates, 4 small plates, 4 bowls and three mugs (gave my fourth to my mom). Can’t wait to see what calamity comes next!

Veronica Morrison

November 10, 2016

These Calamities must be seen to be believed. I have the “Bad Neighborhood” puzzle, and you don’t even know how amazing that is. I have never liked jigsaw puzzles—didn’t understand what people enjoyed about them. Saw the Calamity puzzle and ordered it immediately. I knew I just had to get my hands on all those tiny details and make the picture happen! It even came with a smaller bonus puzzle, and, a poster and post card of the big and small pictures! No more having to look at the box to see what you’re making! You should totally get one and you know it.


November 10, 2016

I have the whole set so far and it is awesome dining off a different calamity at every meal. Sing in the shower with some, and proudly wear my bandanna. All my friends love them as well.

Stephane Lacoste

November 10, 2016

I am a the happy owner of many calamities. All mugs, plates, bowls. I got the puzzle too (and can’t wait to get the new one especially since I am on it).Also got some cards and the truly awesome octopi print. I am completely happy with everything. I feel that the monsters and creatures are there to protect my home. And I dream of all the future calamity products that will come. Every night.


November 10, 2016

I have the mugs, frog plate and original Monsters In the Sea print (which I am always seeing new creatures in it – I stare at it all the time because it has so many cool creatures to see.) I gave the Calamity puzzle to my Mom who put it together – loved it – took it all apart so she could put it together a second time with her grandchild – took it apart again and is putting it together for the 3rd time now with a neighbor friend!


November 10, 2016

Calamityware – I have it all. And I do mean all – bowls, plates, mugs, octopod print, badanna, (well except for the puzzles and the shower curtain). I love it. It makes me laugh every time I use it. It is clever and creative and artistic and fun. What is not to love?

Beth Damone

November 10, 2016

I just purchased the Things Could Be Worse mugs and I am so thrilled! They are beautiful and make me smile with glee every time I set eyes on them. I’m going to give one to a dear friend for Christmas because she too will enjoy it as much as I do… that is if I can break up my set. I might just have to buy her her own set.

I’ll decide after another cup of tea.

Chris York

November 10, 2016

I have the set of 4 things could be worse coffee mugs and they are awesome. I use them every morning and the always make me smile. Wonderfully twisted and imaginative. One of the best coffee cups I have ever bought.

Cinthia Bridges

November 10, 2016

I am the proud owner of a set of mugs, the Bad Neighborhood puzzle, and anxiously awaiting my two sea monster shower curtains. All I can say is I am hooked. I love the imagination , the creativity, and the quality of these products and I’m sure I’ll find plenty more awesome items to add to my growing stash of cool stuff.

Cinthia Bridges

November 10, 2016

I am the proud owner of a set of mugs, the Bad Neighborhood puzzle, and anxiously awaiting my two sea monster shower curtains. All I can say is I am hooked. I love the imagination , the creativity, and the quality of these products and I’m sure I’ll find plenty more awesome items to add to my growing stash of cool stuff.


November 10, 2016

Calamityware plates may have saved our marriage. We have all of the patterns to date. I have a perfectly fine set of stoneware, which my husband eschews for reasons I don’t fully grasp. He, pre-me, had a wretched and embarrassing assortment of plastic plates, hand me downs from hobos, and dog dishes. Now we have Calamityware which is snazzy, tough, and suits us both. Thanks for saving us, Don!

Tran Nguyen

November 10, 2016

I own so much Calamityware, it’s ridiculous.. or awesome.. ridiculously awesome? Always excited to use my plates, bowls, and mugs that we’ve transitioned them to everyday use rather than for special occasions.

You know what would be totally awesome! Calamityware prints (like seamonster) on fabric for clothing. I’m a newbie seamstress, but would love sew a dress or a shirt in some of these prints.. just an idea!

Gretl Collins

November 10, 2016

I proudly own 4 Calamityware dinner plates, 4 small plates, 4 bowls (small plates and bowls include ants and flies at no additional cost! ) and 8 badbandanas. All are in frequent use and never fail to impress our guests. They’re extremely high quality. The Calamityware, not the guests. I also (single-handedly) completed last year’s bad neighborhood puzzle during the holidays which mostly kept me out of trouble. Now I must order a things-could-be-worse mug since Tuesday’s election results couldn’t possibly be worse, and I am in need of a hot mug o’ comfort, and an evil twin puzzle for keeping me out of trouble yet again. Don, keep up the good work!

Margaret Little

November 10, 2016

The Big Reveal
Calamityware Porcelain is best shared with friends by stealth. These versatile, durable, and beautiful plates enliven any party or dinner. Watch the innocent guest slowly realize that alien invaders, flying monkeys, pirates, giant squids, looming bots or volcanos are erupting beneath their comestibles. The nervous glance at a neighbor’s plate, the knife scratch to reveal the underlying horror, the scurrying human figures fleeing from these catastrophes, the nervous rotation of the plate to discern faces, bots, frogs, demons who surround their supper in silent, sinister, sinuousity. I imagine Alfred Hitchcock hosting such a soiree with sanguine serenity.

Susan DeLand

November 10, 2016

I have it all! I say bring on the calamity (ware)! Occupy Calamity! I love the subversive dinnerware and have given at least a dozen TCBW mugs as gifts. Every single person has howled and most filled them with whiskey on 11/8 – “Calamity Day” – our new national holiday. Craze-on Don!

Heather Schechter

November 10, 2016

Bought a set of CalamityWare dishes as a gift for my sister. Not only are they fun and fabulous — they’re well-made, durable and were shipped 10000% within the promised time frame.

Great products. Reliable manufacturer. Win/win!

Paulette H

November 10, 2016

As a true connoisseur of all things Clamityware, I provide my review herewith. I LOVE IT! I have the plates, mugs, puzzles, prints, and badbandanas. I have backed the new showe curtain and puzzle. I believe I only don’t have two items Don has made via Clamityware – the bowls and octopod print – and they weren’t bought because I have the biggest clamity of all, no space for them. The quality of the products is first rate!!! The shipping boxes are constructed to really protect the items. Everyone gifted with a Calamityware item is overjoyed! Draw on Don!

Carol Monahan

November 10, 2016

I am the proud owner of 8 different Calamityware dinner plates, the set of Things Could Be Worse mugs, and 8 each of the small plates and shallow bowls. They brighten my day, and make for great conversation starters! They hold up to daily use, and I am happy to report that I have seen no fading, chipping, or other glaze problems as they’ve happily gone in and out of the dishwasher. I also haven’t managed to break any of them yet (knock on wood).

I highly recommend all of the Calamityware porcelain pieces!

Marty Tatum

November 10, 2016

Things Could Be Worse cups are just as soothing as the hot tea or coffee that goes in them. They are incredibly beautiful in a subtly ghastly humorous way. I reach for one whenever things could be worse. Thank you!


November 10, 2016

I have supported two Kickstarter campaigns. I have the ‘Things could be worse’ mugs which are a real hit! I gave 2 as gifts and kept 2. They are comfortable in the hand, insulate well for hot beverages, and have the feel of good China with the anachronistic presentation of robot attacks, as well as myriad other adorable disasters.

I also supported (and should be soon receiving) the ‘sea monster jamboree’ shower curtain and frankly I cannot be more excited. It will go perfectly in my creepy, under the sea themed guest bath.

I am enthused about the fun/weird ways that your art has added to my home. I intend to keep my eyes on your continued creativity. Thanks for all of it!!

Alice B

November 10, 2016

I have several of Don’s creations, but my favorites are his prints. I love Sea Monster Jamboree, it continues to amaze me, but I must say that my very favorite is the Remembering Albrecht print. What a wry, sly rhino he is! The prints are beautifully printed, on wonderful, soft, heavy paper, rich blacks, nice embossing. If you love printmaking, you will love Don’s prints.

janet calp

November 10, 2016

I have both the frog plate and the Things Could Be Worse mugs. I love them; they make me smile. I gave one mug to a BFF who is very special.

They are beautiful and very well made. I thought that the mug would be delicate, but it’s definitely up to day to day use, as is the plate.
So, I may be able to part with another mug and just keep one as a ‘spare.’

I love, love, love, Calamityware. I give them 10 stars out of 10 stars.
Or 100 out of 100.
Finest kind!

Jincy Willett

November 10, 2016

I have purchased Calamityware plates and bandanas and am quite happy with them. At first glance, they look like the willowware of my youth (which is, of course, the whole subversive point); at second glance, they are wonderfully amusing. I plan to purchase more in the future.


November 10, 2016

Several years ago I purchased a seat of the “Alien” Calamityware plates. They were meant be used on special occasion, my kids like them so much that they are now everyday dishes and I need to purchase more.

Two of them are in college and the Sea Monster Shower curtain will be in their stockings this yer!

Randy Groves

November 10, 2016

Nice idea! Only hitch is – I’ve yet to see any actual description of how one would rate Calamityware products that you own. I started on Plate #1, and we’ve added many since.


Mark Hamilton

November 10, 2016

Received our two Poodle Zombie plates. Our dog is unimpressed (she’s part Poodle), but we love them! Excellent quality. Let’s fact it, how many people have plates this cool? Mark

Kate Winkler

November 10, 2016

I am the happy owner of four (4) Things Could Be Worse mugs, one of which is in regular use, with the other three in storage (as insurance for inevitable calamitous breakage). I love the shape of the mug, as well as its awesome graphic decoration.

I am the only one in the household who gets to use this mug — it’s just that special.

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