In 2011, I added a pterodactyl while drawing my Grandma’s Blue-Willow plate. That’s what got all the Calamityware projects started.
For dino-nerds only. Yes, I know that pterodactyl isn’t the right term. I should be calling the creature a pteranodon (large body, crest on head, short tail. no teeth). But there are three problems with that term. 1. No one seems to know what I’m talking about. But when I say pterodactyl, folks get it right away. 2. Pteranodon is bland and somehow doesn’t convey the mystery and sinister glamor that pterodactyl has. 3. I’m an old guy and my capacity to absorb new stuff is pathetically limited. I still think Pluto is a planet.
Rich blue image on 10.5” (26.5 cm) diameter white porcelain dinner plate. 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 museums. This is the 10th plate in the Calamityware collection. Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as a Kickstarter project in 2016.