Welcome to Minglewood Arts!

Minglewood Arts is Caitlin von Schmidt and Justin Twaddell; we make marble and slate pet memorials and personalized crocks. Our products are created by hand with care in our Greenfield, Massachusetts studio.

Everything we sell is made with great attention to detail and craftmanship. We work with marble and slate and old-fashioned ceramic crocks. Slate and marble have natural variation, making each memorial unique.

Pet Memorials

Crocks

Other Stuff

Fun with Fonts

May 9, 2017

We’ve been working on refreshing our product lines since we bought Carriage House Designs and among other things, that means choosing some new fonts.

If you’ve ever done any graphic design or even made a flyer or tried to pretty up a Word document, you’re aware that there are a lot of fonts out there in the world. A LOT of fonts. Like, a mind-bending number of fonts. SO. MANY. FONTS. Read more

It’s Different When They’re Friends

April 26, 2017

Justin and I met Homer, the little Greek mutt of my cousin Nalini & her husband Drew, when he was nothing more than a puff of fur. Our dachshund Caesar, already in his dotage but still full of piss and vinegar, thought Homer would make a good snack but Homer was rescued and survived long into the future, long enough to be loved by Nalini & Drew’s two girls, long enough to break all our hearts when it was time to say goodbye. Read more

Our New Life

January 23, 2017

I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life: ran a ticket office in a closet of the Sheraton Hotel in NYC for the Kool Jazz Fest; was an agent for male models; wore a uniform at Jack in the Box; ran at the front desk at Tucson’s Hotel Congress; was in bands (although I never made enough money to actually call that a “job”); was the office manager and editor for a pet photographer; was part of the team that worked to open Rhode Island’s first state history museum, Heritage Harbor Museum (a doomed effort but I met my husband Justin Twaddell there); and most recently, was the Coordinator for the Greenfield Business Association, a great job that I loved but that was only part-time. Read more