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.
...about this series is serving dinner on them to unsuspecting houseguests who always start off wondering why my sense of style has suddenly veered to the classics, before taking a closer look and realizing the doom and dismay that lies before them (and no, that's not a commentary on my cooking :D).
Pretty enough to display, sturdy enough for constant use, these are terrific.
They say these plates are microwave and dishwasher safe but I could only tell you they're wall safe. I have all my hanging up! Tentacles is a welcome addition.
Octopuses are pretty much my favorite sea creature and it is a pleasure to have one on a plate. Especially when the plate is as beautiful as this one. The quality of the workmanship is amazing. I've put my plate through the dishwasher quite a few times and it still looks like new.
1800s Blue Willow meets 1940s Sci Fi. What a surprise that fisherman is about to receive! Who can resist these quirky plates? Not me. Another happy customer here.
I like hugs, but i'm not certain that I want to be ensnared in these tentacles! I have purchased plates 4, 5, 6, and 7 and I love every one of them! They are durable, attractive, and very clever! Keep up the good work, Don!
Live on your own dinner table: Another must-see, must-own, must-eat-from plate, brought to you by the Creators of Calamityware.
Spoiler alert - Don't read this review if you like hunting down all the tiny details in the plates...
We've been collecting the Calamityware plates since Plate 1. My 4yo daughter is always excited when a new plate comes but this one is her absolute favorite! She insists on using it with every meal. She loves looking for all the little details in the border pattern ("Look! It's the little fat spaceship! I found the bus! There's a little kitty face!"...) and we love finding them with her.
Because this plate is so detailed, we've gone back and looked over all the other plates to try and find little details that we may have missed. We've found a few but she still won't give up this plate!
Growing up with souvenir blue and white transfer ware plates supplementing vintage Wedgewood, Calamity Ware always brings smiles and laughs to the table. The octopus adds to the adventure and brings out the diver in each of us. Oh that they would be so visible underwater!
I love this plate. It's just the best. The octopus design is fantastic-- the depth of the octopus is specifically striking. The quality of the plate is super-- I use it for everyday eating (whenever I need a little more tentacle in my life) and run it through the dishwasher, and it's not even phased.
I gave this to my sister for Xmas - she had not visited the site before, hadn't heard of the product, and loves it! She sent me a photo of where it's on display at her home - she's an interior designer so I feel this is a solid endorsement.