Looking For A Unique & Stylish Serving Platter? Look No Further Than Calamityware! @calamityware @SMGurusNetwork
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It is no secret to anyone that knows me that I love to cook and entertain for my friends and family. I am a huge foodie and can never get enough of fun and stylish tableware and dinnerware to use with the delicious meals that I serve, especially when guests are over. That is why I love Calamityware and their fabulous line of unique and stylish porcelain pieces. They provide not only a fabulous looking table setting for my friends and family to enjoy but they also are great conversation pieces that everyone loves.
I wanted a new serving platter and the Calamityware Dinosaurs Platter was the perfect choice for me. I love the gorgeous blue colors that are used to create this stylish and timeless piece and I knew that it would be the perfect accompaniment to the Calamityware Mugs: Things Could Be Worse collection and the Calamityware Shallow Bowls With Fly that I already own. You can read all about those pieces here.
This gorgeous platter is a fabulous design that is loaded with dinosaurs to make it unique and fun. When you see how many dinosaurs are embedded into this platters design you will understand why it is called the Calamityware Gang’s-All-Here Platter. This platter is a nice size and measure 14.75 inches X 10.25 inches. You can use this as your dinner plate if you are really hungry or use as the perfect sized serving dish that is perfect for a family meal of your choosing. I made 4 chicken breasts smothered in a creamy sauce served over a delicious bed of rice and was able to serve it all on this dish and the family simply took their portion off of the platter. This is also a platter that you can use for the Thanksgiving Turkey you are serving so rest assured it can handle whatever occasion you throw its way.
This platter is made of white porcelain with an array of blue images and it is food safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe. This piece is produced at the award-winning Kristoff porcelain workshop in Poland using the in-glaze decoration process and the results are simply stunning. The in-glaze decoration process means that the image is slightly melted into the surface like the fine porcelain that you see in museums. This piece is designed by Don Moyer and initially was launched as a Kickstarter project earlier this year. You can read all about Don Moyer below.
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.