Kathy Weigold

Kathy Weigold

I am entering into my fifth decade of weaving, playing with color and having fun
making practical items for the home and body.

The best way to contact me is email

Image 1. “Fields of Green” 28″x41″ handwoven, fiber is rayon chenille.

Steve Gerling

Steve Gerling

Steve Gerling has been doing relief woodcarving since the mid-1970’s. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UConn, with a major in sculpture. After school, he was drawn to the additional challenges of relief carving. Not only did an object have to be sculpted but it had to be skillfully distorted
in scale, perspective, and space to create an image convincing to the viewer.
Traditionally, most relief work was intended as decoration or embellishment to works of architecture or fine cabinetry. Steve chooses to make the carving the primary object. While much of the work were objects of fine woodworking, using them as a utilitarian frame, the main focus of attention has always been the carving.

Contact Steve via email.

Joe Burger

Joe Burger

After retiring from a Mechanical Engineering career in 2009, I began my art journey with drawing and painting classes with a number of local instructors. I dabbled in pastel, oil, and colored pencil, but my preferred medium is watercolor, and my works are usually in the traditional realistic style. I belong to a number of art groups and am grateful for the many friends and acquaintances that art has brought my way. Sometimes I do commissions, everything from fighter jets to homesteads to puppy portraits and anything in between. Currently I teach watercolor at the Windsor Locks Senior Center.   

“The Vermonter,” traveling northbound over the Warehouse Point railroad bridge.
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 20 x 26

“Wave Watchers,” a scene on a Florida beach.
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 23 x 19
Price:  $250

“Somethin’ Fishy,” a work boat returning with the day’s catch.
Medium: Watercolor
Size:  26 x 21
Price:  $300

“Prime Time in Bellagio,” a scene in the Lake Como region of Italy, with some packages waiting to be retrieved.
Medium: Watercolor
Size:  16 x 20
Price: Currently not for sale, but matted art prints are available in any size.

“Old Dogs,” buddies on Crane Beach in Ipswich MA.
Medium: Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Size: 14 x 17
Price:  $500

“Horses at Sunrise,” an early morning scene in Enfield CT.
Medium: Watercolor
Size:  22 x 17
Price:  $300

“Glory Days,” a Lockheed Super Constellation in Lufthansa markings.
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 39 x 14
Price:  $400

To purchase originals or prints, please contact Joe directly.
Click on a pic above to see slideshow.

Free Pen Turning Workshop

The Central Connecticut Woodturners will be holding a free Pen Turning Event on Saturday February 4th, 2023, from 10-2:00 at Knowlton Memorial Hall/Babcock Library, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT.  Mark your Calendars and bring a friend : The club supplies all materials, and will guide you in turning your own pen, which will be yours to keep! 

There will be a sign-up sheet when you come in.

You do not need to be an Arts Council member to participate. A wood carver will also be present to enjoy. 

Local members of the CCW club Joanne Mann and Dan Merlo of Eastford CT will be leading this event. Kindly offered to us by Dan Merlo, an Arts Council Member.

Winter Poetry Workshop

Tony Paticchio, Ashford’s Poet Laureate, will be hosting a Winter 2023 Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop via Zoom on the following six Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM:

  • January 25th
  • February 8th
  • February 22nd
  • March 8th
  • March 22nd
  • April 5th

The workshop is open to both writing and non-writing participants.

Sessions will begin with close readings and discussions of several selected poems, and readings and discussion of poems and short prose pieces composed by workshop participants. There will generally be a theme for each session’s readings,
Writing participants may choose to follow the session theme, but are free to submit one to two. No prior experience reading or writing poetry is required.