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.
There's that moment when you wake up in the morning and find yourself inexplicably overcome with terror and panic. You've just remembered what your life is about, and the abyss waits just beyond your front door. I've found that a cup of coffee and a lightly toasted bagel, served on one of these beautiful plates, allows me to face my day with a can-do attitude and an acceptable level of terror behind my eyes.
My cat Groucho eats her meals from these and is consistently amazed when the fly appears. She's a simple soul.
Perfect for pasta and salads. Certainly a great way to get kids to eat their salad so they can find where the fly is hiding. As with all Calamityware, each one is a work of art and worth the price you pay.
I got the four soup bowls and used one of them already. I just love them! Makes me smile every time I look at them. I have the dinosaur platter, too. Got it at Christmas time, and whenever guests got a really good look at it, they were delighted.
Love these soup bowls! They are the perfect size for our smaller dinner portions of pasta. And the ants just give it that element of surprise.
While my wife likes the whimsy of the various plate sets, the fly in these bowls is too much for her. But, I love it. And, my grandchildren think discovering a bug is fun.
We use these all the time and every time, someone will ask where they can get a set. Solid and overall cool, these are a must have!
I've had my bowls for a little over a week now and I could not be happier. i just discovered that there are four different rim patterns! I intentionally have not examined each too closely as I really love discovering new things as I am eating my dinner. I will soon be proud owner of all the dinnerware. Keep them coming, Don!!
Really like how these feel and look!
I have a collection of old blue willow plates that I designed my kitchen decor around. These bowls are not the same color, more of a carolina blue than a cobalt, but they fit right in with all my blue stuff. The fly is great. It stands out in black glaze without being tooooo awfully real looking. The borders are a wonder to behold. They are impeccably rendered with unexpected surprises when examined closely. No boring soup in my future!