New Hampshire
Profile Type: 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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First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Basketmaker- Teaching Artist
Mailing Address: 
35 Flaghole Rd.
Franklin, NH 03235
Physical Address: 
35 Humphrey Road
Salisbury, NH 03268
Last Name: 
(603) 934-5012


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Basket Weaving
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Basket Weaving
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (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
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
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: