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four dubious musicians on Calamityware
four dubious musicians on Calamityware
Calamityware Dubious Musicians blue willow
Calamityware Dubious Musicians blue willow
Calamityware Dubious Musicians blue willow
Calamityware Dubious Musicians blue willow
Calamityware Dubious Musicians blue willow compared to dinner plates

Calamityware Petite Plates: Dubious Musicians

$ 50.00

Making beautiful music requires energy and enthusiasm. Of course, making terrible music also requires energy and enthusiasm. No musicians can match the energy and enthusiasm of monkey percussionists. A rather small calamity but these are pretty small plates.

Sold only in sets of four. Each set contains four different small plate designs with a different rambunctious monkey. Rich blue image on 7” (18 cm) diameter white porcelain plates. Food safe. Microwave safe. Dishwasher safe. Produced at the award-winning Kristoff porcelain workshop in Poland using the in-glaze decoration process. That means the image is slightly melted into the surface like the fine porcelain you see in museumsDesigned by Don Moyer and initially launched as a Kickstarter project in 2018. 

Remember, each plate design is different—four different borders and images. The blues in this set of small plates will match each other. And, although they will look good with your other Calamityware dinner plates, the blues may be slightly different from your other Calamityware pieces because they were fired at different times.

Porcelain is both delicate and durable. We think you’ll enjoy Don’s blog about caring for your new treasures.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Face your fears.

These monkeys scare the s*** out of me. Super creepy. Therefore I decided I needed them to eat my desert off of, in order to desensitize myself. I don't think it's working, but I do enjoy surprising my friends when they finish their cheesecake, bend down for a closer look, then spray crumbs from their mouths. I swear I saw the monkey smile when this happened. Cheeky bugger.

happiest kids ever

gave these plates and the omnivore bowls to my daughter and son-in-law. they went crazy. LOVED them. i am the hero now. they also have 2 decks of the cards and of course the zombie poodle bag. things could be worse.

Silly, silly fun dishes

Love 'em! We have dinner plates, salad plates, rimmed soup bowls and now butter plates. They bring smiles to our faces. They mix well with blue willow serving pieces (this is a hint: we need veggie serving bowls, preferably with venus flytraps as the motif.) Nice china, nice weight. What's there not to like?

Dubious musicians rock!

I bought these as a birthday present to myself. These little plates are perfect for sandwiches or lunch salads or desserts ( although let's face it, dessert does look good on just about any dish, because it's dessert). The designs are a lot of fun to look at, and they coordinate well with my Calamityware mugs.


I gave to friends for their 50th Wedding Anniversary and they loved them. They have all blue and white dishes but none with monkeys before these. Successful gift.

Perfect size

I bought a set of plates and bowls for 4 a few months ago. Then I started using them more often because they made me smile so easily. That meant I had to order another set of 4 place settings, this time with robots and such. But I needed some smaller plates so I bought 4 "petites" and am using them every day. Guess I'll need another 4 soon. Seems like a pattern.


These plates are so cute! Dishwasher and microwave safe. I am obsessed.

Dubious musicians

Love these small plates. They are perfect for dessert. Recommend!

Couldn’t resist

I didn’t need plates, but these are amazing. I’m looking forward to presenting them as a holiday gift—to my spouse, so I get to look at these clever monkeys on a regular basis.


I've been enjoying Don Moyer's work since he launched Calamity Ware and each new addition is pretty freaking spectacular!