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Fly Shallow Bowls (Set of 4)

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Each bowl includes a plump, black fly. What a calamity! With bugs in your bowls, you’ll never dine alone. These shallow bowls are perfect for soup, stews, salads, ice cream, and your world-famous chili.

Sold only in sets of four. Each set contains four different shallow porcelain bowls to go with your Calamityware dinnerware.

Holds 8 ounces.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 8.75” diameter (22 cm) rim to rim, well is about 0.75"D (2 cm).
  • Holds 8 ounces (237 mL) of liquid.
  • Rich blue images on white porcelain.
  • Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as his 16th Kickstarter project in 2016.
  • Produced using the in-glaze decoration process. That means the image is slightly melted into the surface like the fine porcelain you see in museums.
  • Remember, each bowl design is different—four different borders and images. The blues in this set of bowls will match each other. And, although they will look good with your other Calamityware dinner plates, the blues may be slightly different because they were fired at different times.
  • Made at the award-winning Kristoff porcelain workshop in Poland.
      Use & Care

      These shallow bowls are perfect for soup, stews, salads, ice cream, and your world-famous chili.


      • Food safe.
      • Microwave safe.
      • Dishwasher safe.
      • Porcelain is both delicate and durable. We think you’ll enjoy Don’s blog about caring for your new treasures.
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            Where it's made

            These porcelain pieces were fired at the Kristoff workshop in Valbrich, Poland, one of the oldest and grandest porcelain workshops in the world. Kristoff began making porcelain in 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.

            Who we are

            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.

            Customer Reviews

            Based on 41 reviews
            Ian K.
            Cheaper than Zoloft

            There's that moment when you wake up in the morning and find yourself inexplicably overcome with terror and panic. You've just remembered what your life is about, and the abyss waits just beyond your front door. I've found that a cup of coffee and a lightly toasted bagel, served on one of these beautiful plates, allows me to face my day with a can-do attitude and an acceptable level of terror behind my eyes.

            Where'd That Fly Come From?

            My cat Groucho eats her meals from these and is consistently amazed when the fly appears. She's a simple soul.

            Quirky Artistic & Fun Bowls

            Perfect for pasta and salads. Certainly a great way to get kids to eat their salad so they can find where the fly is hiding. As with all Calamityware, each one is a work of art and worth the price you pay.

            Makes me smile

            I got the four soup bowls and used one of them already. I just love them! Makes me smile every time I look at them. I have the dinosaur platter, too. Got it at Christmas time, and whenever guests got a really good look at it, they were delighted.

            Mark B.
            Works with the plates, but not for all people

            While my wife likes the whimsy of the various plate sets, the fly in these bowls is too much for her. But, I love it. And, my grandchildren think discovering a bug is fun.

            Great Bowls

            We use these all the time and every time, someone will ask where they can get a set. Solid and overall cool, these are a must have!

            Tran N.
            Great for pasta

            Love these soup bowls! They are the perfect size for our smaller dinner portions of pasta. And the ants just give it that element of surprise.

            Chris C.
            Great shallow bowls

            Really like how these feel and look!

            Kathryn C.
            The whimsy just keeps on coming!

            I've had my bowls for a little over a week now and I could not be happier. i just discovered that there are four different rim patterns! I intentionally have not examined each too closely as I really love discovering new things as I am eating my dinner. I will soon be proud owner of all the dinnerware. Keep them coming, Don!!

            So Collectible!

            I have a collection of old blue willow plates that I designed my kitchen decor around. These bowls are not the same color, more of a carolina blue than a cobalt, but they fit right in with all my blue stuff. The fly is great. It stands out in black glaze without being tooooo awfully real looking. The borders are a wonder to behold. They are impeccably rendered with unexpected surprises when examined closely. No boring soup in my future!