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.
16 Marion’s Way
Pottery Shop Hours:
May – September
Monday – Saturday: 11-5
Sundays: 2 – 5
October – Christmas
Wednesday- Saturday: 11-5
Sundays: 2 – 5
January – April
by appointment. Please call 508-955-9944
SCULPTURE TRAIL HOURS
9 am – dusk daily Easter – December
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!
The trail closes for winter maintenance starting January 1st. It will re-open on Easter Weekend.
Tales of the Winter Solstice.
On December 21st, 2022, Bill O’Callaghan regaled listeners with Tales of the Winter Solstice – a free guided tour of the Island Folk Pottery Sculpture Trail. If you’ve ever wondered what the magical creations on the trail do on the longest night of the year, this is when you’ll find out! Preview the tour below. The Summer of 2023, Bill will be offering free guided tours every Thursday at 10:00 am.
Our shop is open Monday – Saturday 11-5 through December. Starting January 1st, we are open by appointment only until Easter weekend.
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.
Heather Goff Folk Tiles
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
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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