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
Chilmark, MA


Pottery Shop Hours:


Easter Weekend – June 1st
Wednesday – Saturday: 11-5
Sundays: 2 – 5

June – 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

9 am – dusk daily Easter – December


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

The Sculpture Trail is open daily from 9am -dusk starting Easter weekend. 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!

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. Starting June 1st, 2023, Bill will be offering free guided story walks every Thursday at 10:00 am. (Ages 5 and up.)

Our shop is open 10-4 Monday – Saturday and 2-4 on Sunday. We will be open 10-2 on Thanksgiving Day.


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 for 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.


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 view of the right hand turn onto Marion’s Way from Middle Line Road.
Look for the Island Folk Pottery sign just before our driveway.
This is a view of the house and shop 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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The trail in the winter. ...

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Happy holiday week! We are open through January 1st 2024 and then close the Sculpture trail until Easter for winter maintenance. Our shop will be open by appointment only January 2nd through Easter. Wishing all of you a creative, imaginative, and joyful New Year!! ...

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Heather just unloaded a kiln full of hanging eyes, 4x4 Tapestry tiles and Dragon tiles. Our shop is open on Wednesday the 21st from 10-4, Thanksgiving from 10-2, from 10-4 on Friday and Saturday and from 2-4 on Sunday. Our magical sculpture trail is open daily from 9-dusk. Please refrain from walking it in gale force winds, though. 😊 ...

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New shop hours due to daylight savings: the shop is now open 10-4 Wednesday-Saturday and 2-4 on Sundays. The shop will be open 10-2 on Thanksgiving day. The free sculpture trail is still open daily from 9am - dusk. ...

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Coming home from a day trip off the island to pick up clay. 💕 ...

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🍄🍄🍄💕💕💕😊 ...

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AUTUMN SHOP HOURS take effect October 1st. Our sculpture trail remains open daily 9am-dusk. Our shop is now open Wednesday- Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday 2-5. We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays* However we WILL be OPEN on Monday October 9th. 🌸🌸 We look forward to seeing you!! ...

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Come join Bill on Thursday morning at 10am for a free guided story walk around our sculpture trail. 🌸🌸 16 Marion’s Way in Chilmark, MA. ...

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We love it when visitors bring music to the trail. ❤️❤️ ...

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Sound on to listen to the lovely bird serenade outside our shop after the rain. These overcast days are perfect for walking our sculpture trail - it brings out even more magic. 🌸 ...

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Look at this most fabulous, colorful,visitor to our trail. She came along for the experience with her owners. What a treat!! ...

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