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Vexations Small Plates (Set of 4)

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We expect these items to arrive in December of 2023.

The Vexations designs are a whimsical celebration of the dominant fact of modern life—that each new day seems to bring some fresh exasperation.

Each plate includes designs from Don Moyer's sketchbook featuring different calamities: Grouchy Mammoths, Romping Dinosaurs, Hairy Giants, and Angry Asteroids.

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

Note: the Vexations plates are a teensy bit smaller than our previous small plates (Ants, Now What?).

Dimensions & More Info
  • 8” diameter (20.3 cm)
  • Rich blue images on white porcelain.
  • Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as his 66th Kickstarter project in 2023.
  • 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 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 your other Calamityware pieces because they were fired at different times.
  • Made at the award-winning Cmielow porcelain workshop in Poland.
  • The Vexations plates are 0.25" (0.6 cm) smaller in diameter than our previous small plates (Ants, Now What?). The size difference won't be obvious on the table but you might notice the variation when you stack them or pull out a ruler.
Use & Care


  • The small plates will accommodate sandwiches, light meals, salads, snacks, and all manner of desserts.



  • 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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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.

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