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Things Could Be Worse Teapot

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No matter how bad your day is going, this beautiful porcelain teapot graciously reminds you that things could be much worse. You could also be pursued by Sasquatch, pestered by pirates, or plagued by giant frogs, and other inconveniences from Don Moyer's sketchbook.

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Dimensions & More Info
  • Teapot: approximately 6.5"H (16.5 cm) and 10" (25.5 cm) from spout to handle.
  • Holds 48 ounces (1419 mL) of liquid.
  • Rich blue images on white porcelain.
  • Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as his 36th Kickstarter project in 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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 wer 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 5 reviews
Karen W.
Great teapot!

My sister and I are both tea lovers. I bought this for myself and loved everything about it--size, all the illustrated calamities and especially how well it poured, which is not always the case with teapots. I sent one to my sister and when she called to thank me she didn't mention anything about the design. I asked her if she looked carefully and she was surprised to find it wasn't a typical blue and white porcelain teapot. It made my day to have her discover the illustrations! I love Calamityware--it makes me smile every time I use one of the pieces!


I bought this tea set and some mugs for a good friend of mine. Him and his kids both love these pieces so much.
I also love the fact that these ceramic wares are of high quality and are super playful. Bridging the gap between artists and artisans; from one part of the world to my backyard here in PA.

Best Ever!

Good design, dripless spout and sturdy glaze. Holds enough tea to get me through my admittedly small calamities.


Way exceeds my expectations!! Gorgeous.

More red

Very nice quality. Bought a set for my son. Love the surprise on people's faces when they look closely.
Bought the things could be worse christmas sweatshirt. So cool, received many comments. Have bought the red Christmas mugs for myself, wish you made more red.