On A Traditional Art
In 2005 Karen Jones was
awarded a Traditional Arts
Apprenticeship grant titled “Apprenticeship in Traditional Dog Sled
Making”. This grant was
supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
worked under Master
Sled Builder Joel Nordholm of Tilton, NH.
where she owns a working Siberian Husky
Kennel and where she builds traditional dog
Fishing Sleds and Childers Sleds. Karen’s
interest in dogs and sleds was in
her blood, she is the granddaughter
of Hiram Mason of
a veteran dog musher during the 1920's. Karen also worked under Master
Dog Sled Builder
Ed Moody of (Tamworth) Rochester, NH. Moody Dog Sleds are referred to as the Stradivarius of
dog sleds. Karen also
inherited all of Ed Moody's sled building forms, sled patterns and a few
extra parts from his daughter Roz Moody.