These porcelain pieces are fired at the Kristoff workshop in Valbrich, Poland, one of the oldest and grandest porcelain workshops in the world. Kristoff has been making porcelain since 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.
Calamityware is a tiny, five-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.
I loved the troll bowl when I saw it on kickstarter, but I was a little hesitant because of the price. I decided to buy one, and when it arrived on my doorstep on Christmas Eve I immediately knew I made the right choice. It's generously sized with a wide, flat bottom and tall sides. It's fun, but also feels fancy. I added a photo with an omnivore bowl inside for scale.
It is a nice size bowl, perfect for serving. We had a small get-together and I used it for the salad. Got a lot of double takes when people noticed. I also love how it sounds when you ping it.
Absolutely love my troll bowl. It has quickly become my go to bowl to mix batters cookis mixed batters cookies serve popcorn big salads everything I use it for absolutely everything I probably use it and wash it once A-day for something. What a joy.. Now all we need are some smaller versions for big bowls of soup and chili! I don't care how scary those lawyers are This bowl is happy happy joy joy all the way around
I discovered Calamityware years ago when I was looking to buy a teacup for my mother in law. She is very conservative and I really wanted her to have a cup where her ladies tea might be a little shocked upon further inspection of their teacups. When I saw the Troll Bowl show up on Kickstarter I immediately signed up. Sadly, when it showed up it was broken (I definitely cried). But the team was so quick to respond and about a week later my new bowl showed up and I was so excited. I will be on the hunt for opportunities to use this bowl and shock my guests in the future. I can't wait to collect more pieces! Beautiful, beautiful work!
Bowls arrived after delayed by west coast USA storms. Beautiful, big bowls perfect for serving. Making a batch of popcorn just for the pleasure of using this bowl. Fits well with my other Calamityware pieces. Nice weight, with that indefinable porcelain "delicacy" feel.
I am loving the troll bowl...it holds Christmas candy, salads, popcorn and more. Great size and awesome quality.
My Troll bowl makes me very happy. I have it in my pantry filled with fruit and every time I look at it from the kitchen I smile. The trolls are living the life running around the bowl making things happen and sharing the chaos – makes me want to join them.
After using this bowl for a while, it is even better than I expected! Perfect size and shape and hefty! And all of the adorable trolls have equally adorable curmudgeonous expressions as they go about their day! The bowl goes perfectly with of the other Calamityware pieces we have purchased! And it won't be our last!!
I continue to add to my calamity collection for the past year or more. My most recent addition is the troll bowl. Aside from the dinosaur platter, I think this is my favorite piece! I have a large family so, I will probably order another one before Thanksgiving. I know it’s hard to pull the trigger on expensive “luxury” items but, you will not be disappointed! My only hardship is figuring out if I buy another troll bowl next or the Beast bowls?!?!
This is the best bowl I own. It is the perfect size and shape. The trolls are out and they have taken over! Great item.