Isabell Nina Blanchard

Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation

Juried Artist since 2021

Image of Isabell making a basket.
Isabell making a basket.

My grandfather Eber Dyer was a basketmaker for the Peterborough Basket Company. His parents Simon and Elizabeth (Blake) Dyer were well known Abenaki basket makers in Vermont with the Phillips family. They all passed as gypsies. I never knew my mother, Mabel Dyer, to make them though she well could have as a child. I was very happy to learn basket making through my daughter Sherry. We both are very
proud to be able to carry on this important family tradition.

Isabell and her daughter, Sherry Gould, making baskets.
Image of Isabell making a basket.
Isabell making a basket.
Image of group basket making.
Basket making
Image of Isabell and her daughter, Sherry Gould
Isabella and her daughter, Sherry Gould

Affiliations

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association