Family Meals and Get Togethers Made Fun, Unique & Stylish With Calamityware @calamityware @SMGurusNetwork
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I am in love with Calamityware and their fabulous line of porcelain products! Their Calamityware Shallow Bowls w/Fly and their Calamityware Mugs: Things Could Be Worse lines of fine dinnerware are simply amazing. This is the perfect line of porcelain dinnerware items that your family and/or guests will most definitely appreciate for your next dinner, lunch, brunch or get together and they look savvy as well. This is a fun and quirky way to host your next get together with super cool designs that your guests will never forget and that will be the talk of the party for sure. I am loving both sets that I received and I have to show them off so that you can see that each piece is a unique work of art.
My favorite for sure is the Calamityware Shallow Bowls W/ Fly which is a beautiful set of 4 fabulous shallow bowls perfect for so many things. I used these to serve slices of fresh Lasagna this past weekend and they were beautiful and a conversation starter for sure once everyone got to eating. These bowls are perfect for cereal, soups, pasta dishes, fresh fruits and more. Not only are they amazingly functional but they are beautifully made as well.
With this set you receive a set of 4 shallow bowls to go with your Calamityware dinnerware. There are four different bowl designs and each includes a plump, black fly. What a calamity! With bugs in your bowls, you’ll never dine alone. The shallow bowls are perfect for soup, stews, salads, ice cream, and your world-famous chili. You receive a rich blue image on 8.75” (22 cm) diameter white porcelain plates. They are food safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe. Produced at the award-winning Kristoff porcelain workshop in Poland using the in-glaze decoration process which 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 bowls 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. This is what makes every batch so very special and collectible!
My husband is loving the Calamityware Mugs: Things Could Be Worse as they are fabulous for his hot cocoas, hot teas and of course delicious cups of freshly brewed coffee. You receive 4 of the exact same design but each of these mugs are packed full of fabulous characters. Each angle of the cup has an added design that makes these gorgeous mugs a fabulous collectible for sure. As with all Calamityware pieces…each piece is amazingly made and gorgeous. The designs on each of these are fun for sure…. and a great addition to your Calamityware dinnerware.
No matter how bad your day is going, these beautiful porcelain mugs graciously remind you things could be much worse. You could also be chased by UFOs, pestered by pirates, or plagued by giant frogs. With this set you receive one set of four identical 12-ounce (355 mL) porcelain mugs adorned with Don Moyer’s multi-calamity drawing. These mugs are made and decorated by the award-winning Kristoff Porcelain workshop in Poland using the traditional in-glaze technique. That means the image is slightly melted into the surface like the fine porcelain you see in museums. The mugs are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe so you can use them every day to remind you of all the problems you don’t have. I love that! So fun. On these mugs you will find hidden creatures…. hairy fiends, giant frogs, pirates, cephalopods, unpleasant blob creatures, voracious sea monsters, UFOs, aggressive pterodactyls, rambunctious robots, zombie poodles and other suspicious animals and shrubs. These are fun for recipients of all ages! What a fabulous gift idea for that special someone in your life!
About the Artist
Don Moyer is a retired graphic designer who now has the freedom to squander his days on self-inflicted projects. He draws at least a little everyday and posts the pages from his sketchbooks on Flickr. The drawings He likes best makes him laugh. Sometimes it is obvious that a drawing could be the basis for a good product. To him, a “good product” is one that can be beautiful, useful, and funny. Don uses the crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter, to discover if people like his idea enough to justify a production run. So far, He has had more than 20 successful Kickstarter projects and a few flops. When a Kickstarter project ends, any surplus products that have been produced become available here on this site until they are sold out. Don has a long list of projects He’d like to complete before He kicks the bucket. As long as the projects continue to be fun and people are willing to support them, He sees no reason to stop.
The Calamityware series started in 2011 when Don inherited a traditional, Willow-pattern plate and decided to sketch it in his notebook. He couldn’t resist the temptation to add a pterodactyl in the sky. When people saw the drawing on Flickr, several urged him to figure out a way to reproduce the image on a physical plate. Don’s first Kickstarter project sprang from that idea.
Blue-willow patterns have been going strong for 300 years. It’s great fun to take that heritage in a new direction.
Moyer is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and Yale University. One of three founders of communications planning and design firm, ThoughtForm Inc., Moyer has participated in projects for Bayer, Caterpillar, IBM, Highmark, Humana, McDonald’s, Philips, Steelcase, Westinghouse, but never the CIA. Wrote and designed the monthly column, Panel Discussion, for Harvard Business Review for six years. Cambridge Marketing Review (a quarterly) is republishing the original HBR essays and illustrations. Recipient of The Silver Star Alumni Award from the University of the Arts, 2006. Selected as an AIGA Fellow in 2008. Moyer lives in Pittsburgh with The Amazing Karen.