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Calamityware Plate 5: Pirates

$ 42.00
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Enterprising pirates add menace and entrepreneurial flair to a traditional porcelain scene. Look closely at the flora, fauna, architectural marvels, and innocent victims to find hidden romance.

Rich blue image on 10.5” (26.5 cm) diameter white porcelain dinner 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 museumsThis is the 5th plate in the Calamityware collection. Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as a Kickstarter project in 2015. 

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. If you are obsessive about matching, you should order multiple plates of the same design.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
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Cara
Where’s the cat?

I love these plates! But I noticed all the other plates have a black cat, nonchalantly sitting amongst the chaos. However Plate #5 does not have a cat. I don’t think the angry beast at the 9 o’clock mark is the same as the mellow cat. Where did it go?

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Andrew
new process in Series 2: nice idea, poor execution -- not durable

The in-glaze process used in the series 2 plates (designs 1 through 4) sounds like a nice idea, but in practice I'm finding that it doesn't hold up to normal wear. My plates #5 and #6 are rapidly developing scratches in just a few short months of use, where the older plates #1 through #4 show no signs of wear. I anticipate I'll be discarding #5, #6, and #7 in the near future (when they're just too scratched up to keep using) and cancelled my order for #8. The new glaze is probably better than the old if you're going to hang them on the wall for decoration (since the decoration is less raised, and the plate has a smoother surface), but not if you plan to eat off them. If you intend to actually use the plates, you might want to stick to #1 through #4.

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David
It’s a Calamity!

This plate and all the other Calamityware dishes are great for everyday use and can be used for fine dining too.
I really enjoy Calamityware!

W
Wendy
Great plates

I have added the Pirate plate to my small (but growing) collection of Calamity ware that is replacing the boring white plates that are now garage sale inventory. Quality is great and the plates are very enjoyable.

L
Laureen
Beautiful nonfunctional

I love, love, love the design. The idea! I would own *all the plates* but for the fact that the two of this design that I own both chipped egregiously with common use within a week of receipt. It's sad... I wanted these plates so so so badly, but I can't justify spending so much on something that's going to be quit so fragile.

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doug p.
love calamityware

we live in Alaska; empty nesters. Whenever we get a visit from family, the visitor(s) get to choose a Calamity plate as their own personal plate for when they visit. it stays in our dish cabinet and welcomes repeat visitors. My daughter picked volcanos, and now she wants to order a dog bowl for her bestest friend. They love the idea; the latest, pirates, is lovely - the choice of mother-in-law. yeah, I miss the cat, but that makes the plate unique even among calamityware plates! Mom was tickled with it. we are slowly building up our collection. use them everyday and for fancier occasions as well. Mine is bigfoot, my wife's is frogs. so far they have been very durable, but we aren't very hard on things.

J
Jules
Pirates

I’m slowly buying my favorites and this was one of the first ones! Pirates are scary! Love this plate!

C
Caroline
Pirates are Awesome!

This is my second Calamityware plate. I chose this one to go with Tentacles! which is my favorite motif of the series 2 plates. These plates are fantastic and I hope to buy more in the future. I'm thinking the pterodactyl is next. Actually, I'm hoping that series 1 will be reprinted so that I can get a giant robot plate. Or how about an octopus series?

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ERIC S.
Shiver me timbers!

We have all of the second series of Calamityware plates, love them all, but my personal favorite is the pirates. Once revealed half through the meal, this plate inevitably causes on outpouring of pirate-like cries: "Arghh, me hearties, pass mez the broccoli or else youse'll walk the plank!" and similar. Highly recommended for those with a naughty nautical disposition.

T
Tamara H.
Many details as disaster nears.

A victorian couple strolls unaware of danger though if only they were to pay attention there are several animals who might let them in on the secret. I love the details of the dogs and parrot that are tucked away under plants. The blue is crisp and clear and reminds me of the china shards I used to find and treasure.This plate may never see use, because I enjoy looking at it so much, and it is mounted across from my workstation for that purpose. However, it has a nice heft, and clearly could be used. I simply consider it art.

Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
94%
(29)
0%
(0)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
3%
(1)
C
Cara
Where’s the cat?

I love these plates! But I noticed all the other plates have a black cat, nonchalantly sitting amongst the chaos. However Plate #5 does not have a cat. I don’t think the angry beast at the 9 o’clock mark is the same as the mellow cat. Where did it go?

A
Andrew
new process in Series 2: nice idea, poor execution -- not durable

The in-glaze process used in the series 2 plates (designs 1 through 4) sounds like a nice idea, but in practice I'm finding that it doesn't hold up to normal wear. My plates #5 and #6 are rapidly developing scratches in just a few short months of use, where the older plates #1 through #4 show no signs of wear. I anticipate I'll be discarding #5, #6, and #7 in the near future (when they're just too scratched up to keep using) and cancelled my order for #8. The new glaze is probably better than the old if you're going to hang them on the wall for decoration (since the decoration is less raised, and the plate has a smoother surface), but not if you plan to eat off them. If you intend to actually use the plates, you might want to stick to #1 through #4.

D
David
It’s a Calamity!

This plate and all the other Calamityware dishes are great for everyday use and can be used for fine dining too.
I really enjoy Calamityware!

W
Wendy
Great plates

I have added the Pirate plate to my small (but growing) collection of Calamity ware that is replacing the boring white plates that are now garage sale inventory. Quality is great and the plates are very enjoyable.

L
Laureen
Beautiful nonfunctional

I love, love, love the design. The idea! I would own *all the plates* but for the fact that the two of this design that I own both chipped egregiously with common use within a week of receipt. It's sad... I wanted these plates so so so badly, but I can't justify spending so much on something that's going to be quit so fragile.

d
doug p.
love calamityware

we live in Alaska; empty nesters. Whenever we get a visit from family, the visitor(s) get to choose a Calamity plate as their own personal plate for when they visit. it stays in our dish cabinet and welcomes repeat visitors. My daughter picked volcanos, and now she wants to order a dog bowl for her bestest friend. They love the idea; the latest, pirates, is lovely - the choice of mother-in-law. yeah, I miss the cat, but that makes the plate unique even among calamityware plates! Mom was tickled with it. we are slowly building up our collection. use them everyday and for fancier occasions as well. Mine is bigfoot, my wife's is frogs. so far they have been very durable, but we aren't very hard on things.

J
Jules
Pirates

I’m slowly buying my favorites and this was one of the first ones! Pirates are scary! Love this plate!

C
Caroline
Pirates are Awesome!

This is my second Calamityware plate. I chose this one to go with Tentacles! which is my favorite motif of the series 2 plates. These plates are fantastic and I hope to buy more in the future. I'm thinking the pterodactyl is next. Actually, I'm hoping that series 1 will be reprinted so that I can get a giant robot plate. Or how about an octopus series?

E
ERIC S.
Shiver me timbers!

We have all of the second series of Calamityware plates, love them all, but my personal favorite is the pirates. Once revealed half through the meal, this plate inevitably causes on outpouring of pirate-like cries: "Arghh, me hearties, pass mez the broccoli or else youse'll walk the plank!" and similar. Highly recommended for those with a naughty nautical disposition.

T
Tamara H.
Many details as disaster nears.

A victorian couple strolls unaware of danger though if only they were to pay attention there are several animals who might let them in on the secret. I love the details of the dogs and parrot that are tucked away under plants. The blue is crisp and clear and reminds me of the china shards I used to find and treasure.This plate may never see use, because I enjoy looking at it so much, and it is mounted across from my workstation for that purpose. However, it has a nice heft, and clearly could be used. I simply consider it art.