Sherry and Bill Gould
Sherry and Bill Gould are Western Abenaki brown ash and sweetgrass basket makers. Sherry studied two years with master basket maker Jeanie Brink of Barre, VT through a grant from the New Hampshire Arts Council Folk Arts apprenticeship program. Sherry and Bill studied utilitarian Abenaki baskets under Newt Washburn of Bethlehem, NH through the Arts Council program. Some of Sherry's Abenaki ancestors were utilitarian basket makers in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Eber Dyer, her great-grandfather, was one of the weavers at Peterborough Basket Company in Peterborough, NH. Bill is a logger with Native American heritage.