Serving hors d’ oeuvres at a Halloween party but in need of platters? Looking for a surefire way to ensure that your mother-in-law never shows up for dinner unannounced again?

You can’t go wrong with Etsy Seller foldedpigs’ line of funny and macabre repurposed dinnerware. Kansas City-based ceramics and horror movie nut Meredith procures old, restaurant-style ceramic plates and mugs, refires them, and fuses some pretty grotesque handmade images into the glaze … brains, cockroaches, hearts, skulls — take your pick. Many of the pieces come with cheeky sayings, as well, like “Eat Your Heart Out” and “I Love You More Than Zombies Love Brains.” 

I first spotted foldedpigs and her nauseating wares at last summer’s Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn where I swiftly picked up a cockroach-y “Bon Appetit” appetizer platter. A week later, I was serving pate and crackers off of it to a friend who looked suitably upset. Worked like a charm. 

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Creepy, crawly reclaimed dishware
Make dinner guests either smile (or sick with disgust) with foldedpig's line of brain, bug, and skull-emblazoned repurposed restaurant ware.