Don Moyer’s Calamityware Dinner Plates

Not-so-traditional dishes depicting hilariously catastrophic scenarios

The Willow pattern is both highly recognizable and also seeped in history. Still popular now, the (most commonly) blue and white floral style was inspired by the porcelain the English were importing from China in the 18th Century—and now graphic designer Don Moyer is creating his very own subversive version with Calamityware. Moyer’s deceptive designs seem—at first glance—like regular Willow plates, but upon closer inspection, …

Ceramica Botanica

San Antonio-based designer Susan Rodriguez handmakes ceramic wares with bold colors and patterns

While simple off-white ceramic dinnerware is our go-to for setting the table—sometimes a pop of color in the dining room is just the ticket. San Antonio native Susan Rodriguez has been working as a ceramicist for over 20 years, after graduating from Texas State University in both design and ceramics. Each piece in her line Ceramica Botanica (which was featured on the Etsy blog) is …