Black Ash Basket Making with Alice Ogden

Saturday, August 24th 9 am – 5 pm

Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, August 24th, 2024 from 9 am – 5 pm for a Black Ash Basket Making Class with juried artist Alice Ogden.

In this one-day workshop, students will learn to craft one of two basket options, a “Kitten Head” or “Ashley” basket. Using pounded black ash splints with hand whittled white oak rims and handles, students will learn chase weaving, rim and handle attachment and the appreciation of working with materials harvested from the woods. All materials will be provided by the instructor. This class is for beginners as well as advanced basket weavers.

Basket Options: (Please see picture)
Kitten Head – 4 inches diameter by 3-1/2 inches tall including the handle. (Smaller basket)
Ashley – 5-1/2 inches wide by 4 inches deep by 6 inches tall with handle. (Larger Basket)

Students will need to select which basket they would like to make when they register for this class.

About the artist:

Alice has been a traditional black ash basket maker for over 45 years and a League member since 1980. She is known for her signature hand whittled white oak rims and handles. As a self-taught artist, the materials she uses in her baskets are harvested and processed by Alice herself.

In 2012, Alice was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts for her artistic excellence and professional commitment to her craft.

Alice was the maker of the 2013 League Christmas Ornament “Woven in Winter”, and her work is in several publications such as Martha Stewart Living Magazine and in permanent exhibits including the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Tuition is $85.00 per student with a $115 materials fee paid to the instructor on the day of class.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Those who wish to take the class MUST sign up by Monday, August 19th.

To register for this workshop call the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at (603) 279-7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Route 3
279 Daniel Webster Hwy
Meredith, NH 03253


Monday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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