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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

Location:
16 Marion’s Way
Chilmark, MA
02535

Hours:

Pottery Shop Hours:

Wednesday–Saturday: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM,
Sundays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
May – December
or by appointment. Please call 508-955-9944

Trail Hours:
9 am – 5 pm daily
May – Thanksgiving weekend

We welcome you to our magical sculpture trail and pottery shop. The sculpture trail is open daily to the public. Our pottery shop is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11-5, Sundays 2-5 or by appointment. 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!

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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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. ...

Bill walking towards the setting sun carrying driftwood on his shoulder. ...

Our pottery shop is open today from 11-5. The sculpture trail is open daily 9-5 May-November. ...

Hanging out with his new puppy. ...

Detail of work in progress ...

Bill’s glaze kiln turned out beautifully!! ...

Loading a glaze kiln of Bill’s small sculptures is a fun puzzle! I try to fit as many as I can without any touching. If they touch, the glazes will meld together and they’ll stick to each other. I just turned the kiln on and we will be unloading on Monday. ...

Yesterday, Bill and I had a potluck, pizza party wedding. With the help of friends and family, we gathered tables and benches, strung lights, and transformed Island Folk Pottery into a sparkling stage for joyful celebration. I made the pizza dough and Bill manned the outdoor oven. Delicious food was contributed by all. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. I am so grateful for the teamwork that helped to make our wedding truly special. ...

Our shop is going to be closed all day on September 11, 2021. We will be open Sunday the 12th and Monday the 13 from 11-5. Our sculpture trail is open every day from 9-5. ...

It's a beautiful day to sculpt in clay. ...

Three blue for Bill! Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair ...

Loading lots of fun and fantastical creations by Bill (The Mad Potter) into the glaze kiln. ...

Heather just unloaded a glaze kiln that has a new creature for the sculpture trail and some eyes for the shop. The shop is open 2-5 on July 4th. The trail is open 9-5. ...

Bill has some new fabulous work in the shop! ...

A wolf teapot and mug, fresh from the kiln ...

I love June! The wildflowers are in full bloom and the bird song is so sweet! ...