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.
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Perfect for my grandchildren's Passover Seder plates!
I had ordered the set of 4.
I had unboxed them and had them setting on my counter. My neighbor came by that evening and she noticed them. She droned on about how she "Loves blue and white, and that her grandmother gave her a set, and that she things that it was just like this."
I went on to tell her that I am sure that her grandmother did not have this set. She said she was sure, so I challenged her to take a closer look. She pulled out her glasses and leaned in.
5 mins later she stopped laughing, having seen all 4 of the plates. She loved them and was sure that her grandmother would have also thought they were amazing.
Seriously, the plates are of great quality, the art looks amazing, and they are a conversation starter. I am about to order the next set.
My husband and I were married young and never got to do the old tradition of picking out a China dinnerware set. This year is our 30th wedding anniversary and were are so happy to have Calamityware as our choice! Love the quality and colors, brings a smile to our dining adventures!
I have both the frog plate and the Things Could Be Worse mugs. I absolutely love them; they make me smile every time I use them.
The plate is beautiful and the amphibian array is my favorite.
Both the plate and mugs are very well made. I thought that the mug would be delicate, but it’s definitely up to day to day use, as is the plate.
I love, love, love, Calamityware. I give them 10 stars out of 10 stars.
Or 100 out of 100.
I bought the Frogs 9 plate and the four Dubious Monkey Musicians petite bowls for my daughter (who, by the way, "introduced me" to Calamityware) as Christmas presents for her. We weren't able to be together this Christmas because of Covid-19, which broke our hearts but at least we are healthy and safe at this writing....so I didn't get to watch her open!!!! And, of course, the other three fellers she addresses as husband and sons, didn't video for me!!!! YES....I still make them complete a Christmas List each year, and on hers, she had listed your site! At first sight, I too, thought "oh Blue Willow" and questioned WHY? And such a name...Calamity? Then I SAW!!!! Oh my goodness, I fell in LOVE with immediately!!!! I'll be revisiting y'all very soon!!!! Need those 20 oz mugs....to surprise her!!!!! I'm on to her, NOW!!! Thanks so much for helping make a "little" girl's Christmas so much more bright!!!
We are great fans of CalamityWare, and have now replaced all our good dishes with CalamityWare. Dinner guests enjoy the plates, looking for creatures in the borders and discussing the various calamities depicted. The frog plate is special to me because my son is nuts about Kermit and his mother loved all sorts of frogs (although she might have said one could never have too many frogs!)
The plates are high quality & the designs are detailed and permanent. best of all, they fit perfectly in my dishwasher!
We are slowly replacing old plates and bowls with Calamityare. They are wonderfully whimsical and exceptionally made. Everyone reading this review shouldn't hesitate. Buy all of the precious things!
Very hi-end porcelain. Feels great. Fun to use. I have two plates, one frog plate and one UFO plate. Love them both.
I don't plan to use this plate, but at some point I might. It's so cool, but you have to look closely at it,which most people don't. I do. And I love it.