About Us

Carriage House Designs began when artist Jack Nelson was joined in his studio by his wife Eileen Dowd. They live and work in an old mill building, originally built to house paper mill workers. The building overlooks a canal, constructed in 1798, reconstructed and expanded in 1869, used to convey logs, barges and, later for power generation. "The changing light and the constantly moving water energizes and inspires us everyday".  Jack and Eileen, and a really great crew of people, plus Hank the cattle dog, make Carriage House Designs happen.

Our PERSONALIZED PET MEMORIALS, PERSONALIZED CROCKS & HOUSE PLAQUES and One of a Kind designs are made with great care, pride and attention to detail. We want you to enjoy what we make for you!  Products are designed in many mediums, including Vermont marble and slate, local tumbled stone and indigenous granite and certainly part of the choices that you make. One of a kind pieces, shown in our SEE JACK WORK section are often designed in clay, glass, wood and metal, in combination or singly. The combination of mediums and collaboration of handwork and technology is what makes Carriage House Designs unique.

Visit our PERSONALIZED MEMORIALS – someone you know may have lost a much loved pet recently or a while ago. Hearing from our customers, we know that our Pet Memorials help in the healing process.  From your purchase, we donate 10% of the profits from the PERSONALIZED PET MEMORIALS, made for you, to several animal welfare organizations.  You can choose to send the donation from your Pet Memorial to The Humane Society of the US, our local Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, as well as Vested Interest, an organization that provides bullet and stab proof vests to our K-9 officers across the country. In this way, through these organizations, through your purchase of a PERSONALIZED PET MEMORIAL we are helping to protect our animals on a local and national basis.  Visit DONATIONS for more information on the potential recipents.

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