Vortex Dinner Plate 8

Item: 1 plate

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You know that sinking feeling when everything seems to be swirling down the drain? Well, now you can experience that calamitous sensation at meal times. In this design the entire landscape is bending into the insistent spin of a turbulent vortex. This traditional blue-willow-inspired design can be found on the eighth porcelain plate in the Calamityware collection.

Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as his 14th Kickstarter project in 2015.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 10.5” diameter (26.5 cm)
  • Rich blue images on white porcelain.
  • Produced using the in-glaze decoration process. That means the image is slightly melted into the surface like the fine porcelain you see in museums.
  • Remember, all Calamityware plate designs are different—different borders, different images, and sometimes slightly different blues because the plates were fired at different times. They will look good together on your table or wall, but they won't be identical.
  • Made at the award-winning Kristoff porcelain workshop in Poland.
  • Food safe.
  • Microwave safe.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Porcelain is both delicate and durable. We think you’ll enjoy Don’s blog about caring for your new treasures.
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Where it's made

These porcelain pieces were fired at the Kristoff workshop in Valbrich, Poland, one of the oldest and grandest porcelain workshops in the world. Kristoff began making porcelain in 1831 and its work can be found in museums and in the palaces of royalty. Our porcelain designs are in-glaze, which means slightly melted into the surface of the piece, to ensure a beautiful crisp image for years to come. Photo by Porcelana Krzysztof Sp. z o.o.

Who we are

Calamityware is a small, eight-person, one-dog company headquartered in Pittsburgh. We love bringing the darkly whimsical view of our founder and chief monster-maker, Don Moyer, to life. Our products are high quality, meticulously manufactured items that make wonderful gifts for you and other weird-adjacent people in your life. Our goal is to make you smile.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Karan J.
run for your life!!!

I own every calamitous plate ever created in the entire universe so obviously choosing just one to get my name entered in the sock contest is almost a task beyond endurance. However, I love this one being measure because I am a fan of the vortex. This plate honors the vortex like no vortex plate from before or after. Believe me I know the truth!

awesome plates

Love these plates. Everyone who has seen them wants to know where I got them.

Love the Hidden Surprises

The detail in this plate is ratcheted up a notch. Very well done!

I love the design

These plates are awesome. They're made well, I love the design, and they shipped fast. I will be buying more.

Vortices of our lives

I coveted this plate when I first saw it. Had to save up my pennies to afford a set of four. Even better looking in real life. The Vortex plates are my favorite of the plate collection. They reminds me of all the vortices which have sent my life spinning in other directions (like the punch bowl vortex on the river rafting trip) and the interesting lessons that have come from such. Things could have been worse. Nice weight; perfect dinner plate size. Eventually, I may get other dinner plates. The Vortex will remain my favorite...unless the Giant Snails come to the dinner plates.


Graphics are clear snd crisp. Just stunning. And I love the pattern on the edge of plate. Very happy

Charlene C.

Love it!!! The guy on the bridge, lol. I'm gonna start a collection.