CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow

Set of CalamityWare Dishes - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

Set of CalamityWare Dishes

I was looking for a replacement piece of Blue Willow china and found something really fun!

Have you ever heard of CalamityWare?

I looked it up. These are designed by Don Moyer, a retired graphic designer. The Calamityware website says that when he inherited a Blue Willow plate, he copied the pattern and added a pterodactyl. People liked the drawing on Flickr so much, he was convinced to try a Kickstarter campaign to make actual sets of the dishes.

You can get the dishes through Kickstarter: CalamityWare on Kickstarter

Whatever is left from the Kickstarter project is available at calamityware.com

Or you can find them on eBay, like I did: CalamityWare on eBay

There have been three sets of the dishes. Each series comes with four different patterns.

Series One

Giant Robot - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

Giant Robot

Voracious Sea Monster - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

Voracious Sea Monster

UFO Invasion - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

UFO Invasion

The first series has a flock of flying monkeys, a giant robot, a giant fish and an alien invasion.

Series Two

Active Volcano - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

Active Volcano

Creeping Tentacles - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

Creeping Tentacles

Landscape-sucking Vortex - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

Landscape-sucking Vortex

The second series has a pirate ship, an erupting volcano, tentacles reaching from the water and a whirlpool.

Series Three

Brain-eating Zombie Poodles - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

Brain-eating Zombie Poodles

The third series has the Blue Willow scene with a plague of frogs, a sasquatch, brain-eating zombie poodles and a pterodactyl.

The bowls and small plates look rather like traditional blue willow, but with ants or flies.

CalamityWare Mugs have giant fish, pterodactyls, a 4-armed robot, flying saucers, the sasquatch, giant frogs and probably more. - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

CalamityWare Mugs have giant fish, pterodactyls, a 4-armed robot, flying saucers, the sasquatch, giant frogs and probably more.

The mugs have the giant fish, pterodactyls, a 4-armed robot, flying saucers, the sasquatch, giant frogs… probably more.

Mysterious Omnivores - CalamityWare: Fun Twist on Blue Willow – myDesign42

Mysterious Omnivores

There are also small bowls, like rice bowls. They have a band like the band on Blue Willow, but with stylized strange little aliens or animals.

There are also some coordinating serving pieces.

And if anyone is trying to think of something I would like… I would like any of these.

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