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Thank you for visiting Island Folk Pottery, the home of artists Heather Goff and Bill O’Callaghan.

Gallery and Sculpture Trail

We are so grateful for the support of the Martha’s Vineyard and Massachusetts Cultural Councils. Their funding is allowing us to rent a portable toilet for the comfort of visitors to our sculpture trail May – November 2022.

 

Location:
16 Marion’s Way
Chilmark, MA
02535

Hours:

Pottery Shop Hours:

Wednesday–Saturday: 11:00 AM–5:00 PM,
Sundays 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
May – December
or by appointment. Please call 508-955-9944

Trail Hours:
9 am – 7 pm daily
Easter – Christmas

We welcome you to our magical sculpture trail and pottery shop.

The Sculpture Trail is now open daily from 9am -dusk. There is ample parking on the driveway. The Sculpture Trail entrance is just across from the driveway on Marion’s Way. We look forward to your visit!

Our shop is open Wed – Saturdays 11-5 and Sundays from 2-5 or by appointment or chance.

Directions

GPS DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK. Many people find themselves miles away down long and beautiful dirt roads. Please reference the directions and visuals below to be safe.

We are located at 16 Marion’s Way in Chilmark. Marion’s Way is off of Middle Line Road which is off of Tabor House Road (where the Chilmark Landfill is).

If you come from VH up State Road, you would go right on North Road, pass Tea Lane on the left, pass the firehouse on the right, pass the North Tabor Farm Road and the farm stand on your left, and then turn left onto TABOR HOUSE ROAD. Middle Line Road is the first left off of Tabor House Road. It is alongside the dump. It is a dirt road, though the entrance is paved. The name of the road is on a large rock. There is a Landbank sign as well for Middle Ridge Trail. If you get to the landfill you’ve gone a bit too far.

Marion’s Way is the FIRST RIGHT off of Middle Line Road. Go down Middle Line Road at least a mile. You’ll pass Molly’s Lane on the left. It looks like the road forks, Molly’s lane is so large, and the sign for Molly’s Lane is on a boulder to the right of Molly’s lane, in between the two roads. Continue right on Middle Line Road (passing the boulder on your left) and the next right is Marion’s Way. Our home is the first left off of Marion’s Way.

If you are coming from Middle Road, turn onto Tabor House, and Middle Line Road is the right immediately after the Chilmark landfill on the right.

VISUALS

The turn from North Road to Tabor House Road
The turn from Tabor House Road to Middle Line Road
This is what it looks like where Molly’s Lane goes off to the left. Continue right here on Middle Line Road.
This is a winter view of the right hand turn onto Marion’s Way from Middle Line Road.
Just before our driveway on the left, is a rock with a sign that says the #16 and the name GOFF.
This is a view of the house from the driveway.

Heather Goff Folk Tiles

Email: heathergoffpottery@gmail.com
Phone: 508-955-9944
Instagram: @heathergoffpottery

Working from her home/studio in Chilmark, MA on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Heather Goff handcrafts decorative, functional pottery, and tiles. She also collaborates on custom commissions for home installations and gifts. You can learn more about her process and see her work at https://heathergoffpottery.com

Bill O’Callaghan

Email: madpottermv2@gmail.com
Phone: 508-560-4169
Instagram: @madpottermv

Born in Cork City Ireland in 1960, Folk Artist, Bill O’Callaghan (the Mad Potter) came to Martha’s Vineyard in his 20s. The island offered many opportunities for an inquisitive young man who had grown up riding horses bareback and running through the woods. Bill worked briefly at Chilmark Pottery, and also as a mason and carpenter.

Driven by a need to create and an extraordinary vision, Bill applies all of his acquired skills in his fanciful creations. His work is inspired by natural materials that he finds on the island shores, and a rich imagination fueled by the Irish folklore that he grew up with.

Learn more about his work at: https://madpottermv.com

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Heather just finished designing our new labels. 😀 ...

Our wildflower field fills me with joy. ❤️ ...

Writing notes in the Faerie book. ...

A beautiful day for a walk on the sculpture trail! ...

A huge thanks to the Vineyard Gazette for the write up about us in in the June 22 issue of The Vine!!!

https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2022/05/25/trail-magic
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Our shop will be opening at 2pm on Thursday, May 26. The Sculpture trail is open 9am- dusk. ...

We now have postcards! I had a lot of fun designing them. I hope visitors like them. 😊 ...

Thank you Emily Lockhart for listing us as one of your favorite Martha’s Vineyard spots!! Our Sculpture trail is open daily from 9-5, Easter - Christmas. ...

Beautiful evening light. ...

This will be a fun and festive community gathering raising money for an important cause. Look for Bill’s piece in the silent auction. There are lots of talented island artists represented. 🌻 ...

#artistsofmarthasvineyard ...

We received a wonderful thank you note today. 💕💕💕 ...

Starting to take the sculptures out of winter storage and put them back together. ...

Studio view. Our power came back on so we were able to create in the studio while the wind and snow blew outside. ...

We are very grateful to the Martha’s Vineyard and Massachusetts Cultural Councils. Thanks to their generous support we will be able to rent a portable toilet next season, May-November, for the comfort of visitors to our sculpture trail. ...

Our tree stand this year came with a resident Irish Wolfhound puppy. ...

Bill has been trying his hand at mosaic work using shards from our broken pottery.

#marthasvineyardlifestyle #artists_of_marthasvineyard #islandfolkpottery
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The trail is especially mystical this weekend. We will starting to put things away for the winter next week. Stop by this weekend! Our shop is open on Saturday the 11th from 9-4, and will be open every day next week from 11-4 ...

A look at our shop inventory this holiday week. Our shop is open Wed-Saturday from 11-4 and Sunday 2-4pm including Thanksgiving Day. Our sculpture trail is open 9-5 daily through November. I am happy to ship anywhere in the US so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you see anything you like. 😊 ...

Full moon rising behind our pottery shop. ...

A group of visitors having a picnic in front of the shop after walking the trail. ...

Dragon and dragonfly tiles unloaded from the kiln today. 😊 ...

View out from the pottery shop ...

Beautiful colors on our sculpture trail today! ...

Happy Halloween!! Starting November 1st we will be closing our shop at 4 pm instead of 5 pm so that we can walk our dogs (and the new puppy) before dark. Our new hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 11-4 and Sunday from 2-4. The Sculpture trail is still open daily from 9-5 through November. We are happy to open by appointment if those times don’t work for you. Just send a message or call. ...

A windy day here. We are without power due to the storm. We hope everyone is safe and snug. ...