An active volcano and river of burning lava add excitement to these traditional-looking dinner plates. This design adds new meaning to the term “hot plate.”
Rich blue image on 10.5” (26.5 cm) diameter white porcelain dinner plates. 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 6th plate in the Calamityware collection. Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as a Kickstarter project in 2015.
The oldsters at my dinner party didn't know how to react to the plates. Those under 65 thought them hilarious.
I love this plate and make sure that I serve myself with it! Hubby gets one of the other fun plates....i own all 12. my other fav is the robot with the cat on the stairs......
To Hugh Brown, who implied that Calamityware was "stealing" from a guy who made Disasterware--you are so wrong. Calamityware is funny, totally imaginary, and completely benign. And made of porcelain. Whereas Disasterware could not be more grim and foreboding, with images of real horrors and horrible people. Who wants Hitler, the Pan Am disaster, the atomic bomb, or a train wreck on their plates? And it's delft.
That's just dreadful. And malignant.
To the Calamityware customer--if you want a chuckle with your food and beverage, go for this cheery stuff. If you want an excuse to climb back in bed and pull the covers over your head in fear, don't.
I have this plate and I love it. Great quality and durable. It makes dinner fun!
Calamityware Porcelain is best shared with friends by stealth. These versatile, durable, and beautiful plates enliven any party or dinner. Watch the innocent guest slowly realize that alien invaders, flying monkeys, pirates, giant squids, looming bots or volcanos are erupting beneath their comestibles. The nervous glance at a neighbor’s plate, the knife scratch to reveal the underlying horror, the scurrying human figures fleeing from these catastrophes, the nervous rotation of the plate to discern faces, bots, frogs, demons who surround their supper, silent, sinister, sinuous. I imagine Alfred Hitchcock hosting such a soiree with sanguine serenity.
I have Disasterware plates from Charlie Krafft from 10-15 years ago. Nice steal!
I lava this plate! (See what I did there?) This is one of my favorite calamity plates! Volcanoes are bad for everyone, unless you're a black cat.
These plates remind me of the puzzles in the Highlight magazines of my childhood. Keep looking & you'll find all sorts of hidden details! Brilliant idea, talented artist, and top quality execution! A must have!
This plate is perfect for serving my spicy foods! Quality is important in any product I purchase and these really are the highest quality! Plus, they are a great ice breaker for conversation!
If you enjoy staring at the patterns of vintage dinnerware and love cats, stare at these plates for a while. Don Moyer designs belong in Museums! These patterns are intricate, sharp and unrivaled in originality and whimsy. All seven Calamityware plates will be appreciated by Blue Willow collectors and blue and white collectors. These Series 2 Kristoff-made porcelain plates are as clever as Series 1 and more in line with the quality of traditional Johnson Brothers plates. The Kristoffs are exactly proportioned, uniform in shape and stack precisely. When Calamityware finds a way to glaze the under bottom rim of these fine plates it will have found perfection. If you have a collector's appreciation for dinnerware, these plates are for you. Unlike vintage dinner plates, these are microwaveable, and are themed for our time so my millennial kids appreciate them too. And the customer service is EXCELLENT.