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 small, eight-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.
This is a sturdy, good-looking plate I gave as a gift to my favorite weirdo. Turned out she already had Calamityware cups, so it was a perfect match.
I bought these plates for a little subtle humor in my vintage blue and white kitchen. They blend in nicely with my collection of transferware.
I bought this plate, fully expecting my husband to complain about buying dishes we don't have room for. Imagine my surprise when he not only loved this plate, but asked when we were getting more! Now I'm waiting impatiently for the Tentacles and Volcano plates to come back in stock (please bring them back).
This plate is beyond good-looking. This has become my primary plate. I don't use any other. I use this plate when I host game nights. I've gotten nothing but positive comments about this dish. :)
I originally received this plate after pledging for it on Kickstarter, and I'm so glad I did. It was a house warming gift for a really good friend of mine and she loved it. She displays it proudly on one of her shelves! Quality wise, it is fantastic as well and came well packaged from what I recall.
I love this plate! The design is reminiscent of old nautical charts, which is why I chose this particular plate.
When it arrived I was impressed with the level of detail in the design and the crispness of the glazing - there's no feathering of the edges.
And the plate has lasted well. I use it all the time and it still looks as good as new. Quality!
These are some fantastic plates. I got six of them through the Kickstarter campaign -- gave two to my brother and kept four for myself. They've withstood several moves (on my part) and a household of small children (on his part) and only one of the six plates has gotten damaged.
I love them not only because they're super sturdy and functional but because they really do a great job of masquerading as normal Delft-esque tableware. I've thrown many, many dinner parties where guests will sit down and only after finishing their meal will they go, "waaaaait a second..."
I'm collecting all the designs for my daughter. I've convinced her not to "save" them, but to enjoy using them everyday. I just got a text with a photo of a pancake breakfast on a broken sea monster plate. Won't you please reissue the first series?
I got one of these fabulous plates via Kickstarter a few years ago. The plate is everything you could ever want - it has survived moving, microwaving, dishwashing, and looks brand new! I love this plate and wish I could afford all the designs Don turns out. Someday!
Artistically, this has to be Don's best calamity! Just gorgeous. Even better in person.