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Calamityware Small Plates w/Ants
Calamityware Small Plates w/Ants
Calamityware Small Plates w/Ants

Calamityware Small Plates w/Ants

$ 56.00

Set of four small dessert/salad plates to go with your Calamityware dinnerware. There are four different small plate designs and each includes one or more meandering ants. What a calamity! But there’s a bright side, too. With bugs on your plates, you’ll never dine alone. The small plates will accommodate sandwiches, light meals, salads, snacks, and all manner of desserts.

Rich blue image on 8.25” (21 cm) diameter white porcelain 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 museumsDesigned by Don Moyer and initially launched as a Kickstarter project in 2016. 

Remember, each plate design is different—four different borders and images. The blues in this set of small plates will match each other. And, although they will look good with your other Calamityware dinner plates, the blues may be slightly different from the plates because they were fired at different times.

Porcelain is both delicate and durable. We think you’ll enjoy Don’s blog about caring for your new treasures.

Highlights of all that mumbo jumbo above:
• Set of four different plates
• 8.25" (21 cm) diameter
• Porcelain
• Food safe
• Microwave safe
• Dishwasher safe

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
I don't like ants!

I love these plates, because I don't like ants!
I took a photo of one after I'd used it, so it looked like I'd found an ant under the food ;-)

When will you be having ones with spiders?

Small plates with ants

Just like the bowl with the fly, these made me smile. I love my Calamity ware dishes. Recommend.

Love These Plates

These plates are the perfect size and the quality is great! I have so much fun with people when they discover the ants as they finish their food! I’m ready to buy the next fun design!

Perfect Size

Use them every day and the ants still startle me.

Small plates with ants

Love em'! They each have a different border and number of ants😄

Ants plates

Quality plates & exemplary packaging for mailing. Perfect to mix in w/ my Blue Willow @ dessert time. Such fun to watch surprised faces of friends & family!


These were a birthday gift for my beloved niece. I am her aunt. We've shared many ant-like things over the years and this was by far the best I had ever given. They're classy and beautiful!

Gift for Entomologist

When my son received his PhD in Entomology, major emphasis was...ants. He loves these plates.

Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant!

These plates always bring the "High Hopes" song to mind. Not a bad sentiment to add a dash of philosophy to lunch or dessert. My wife, who is a fanatic on the subject of ants (all ants in the house MUST DIE) loves these plates. My guests enjoy seeing who got 3 ants on their plate (I have odd friends).

Whimsical and beautifully made, these plates were delivered in state-of-the-art packaging.

love calamity wear

We are thoroughly enjoying out calamitywear plates and bowls. The Bowls are the perfect portion size! They look like fine china but with a humorous twist. I highly recommend Don's work!