New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Alice Ogden

Alice Ogden is a nationally recognized basket maker, specializing in making baskets from locally grown and harvested black ash trees. She uses the traditional methods of pounding and stripping off layers of growth rings from the ash logs, stripping the splints to finer weavers, and carving handles out of white oak logs. She has been making baskets for over 35 years. She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and was the maker of the 2013 League of NH Craftsmen annual ornament, making over 4,500 basket ornaments. Alice displayed a Christmas ornament made from split ash on the White House Christmas tree as part of the “year of the American Crafts” in 1995. She has received many awards for her baskets, including an artist fellowship from the New England Foundation for the Arts and was a 2012 Fellow by the NH State Council of the Arts. She was in the Cole/Ware basket exhibit at the Smithsonian and is featured in the Smithsonian book “A Measure of the Earth”. She enjoys sharing her skills with school age children and has many projects that fit into the school curriculum, touching science, math, history and art lessons. She has been teaching through the AIR program since 1992.

Programs offered: Lecture-demonstrations; workshops; master classes; residencies for all ages.

Populations served: Grades K-12, colleges, adults, senior citizens; Basket guilds across the country

Availability: Statewide, year round

Fees: School/Community Residencies: $275; contact artist for other fees

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Alice
Job Title/Position: 
Basketmaker- Teaching Artist
Mailing Address: 
35 Flaghole Rd.
35 Humphrey Rd.
Franklin, NH 03235
Physical Address: 
35 Humphrey Road 35 Flaghole Road
Franklin, NH 03235
Last Name: 
Ogden
Phone: 
(603) 934-5012

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Basket Weaving
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Basket Weaving
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Populations Served: 
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
National Basketry Association
Awards: 
2012 New Hampshire State Council on the Arts - Artist Fellow
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster
New Hampshire Traditional Arts Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$600