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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. This year their funding is helping us create the Magical Way Station.

 

Location:
16 Marion’s Way
Chilmark, MA
02535

Hours:

Gift Shop Hours:

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

May – September
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11-5
Sundays: 2 – 5

October – Christmas
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10-4
Sundays: 2 – 4

January – April
by appointment. Please call 508-955-9944

SCULPTURE TRAIL HOURS
9 am – dusk daily Easter – December

 

We warmly welcome you to our magical sculpture trail and pottery shop!

The Fairy Sculpture Trail is open daily from 9 am to dusk, starting Easter weekend. There is ample parking on the driveway, and the trail entrance is just across from the driveway on Marion’s Way. It is free and open to all. We can’t wait for your visit!

Starting May 1st, the shop is open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm. The Sculpture Trail is open daily from 9 am to dusk.

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 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.

VISUALS

The turn from North Road to Tabor House Road
The turn from Tabor House Road to Middle Line Road
It looks like this 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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We had the pleasure of participating in Merry Farm Pottery’s April 2024 firing of their wood kiln. It takes a village to fire a wood kiln and what fun we had with all the fabulous potters who showed up to prep, load, fire, and unload. It is a multigenerational collaboration that warms and expands the heart. We are forever grateful to Micah Thanhauser of @merryfarmpottery for building the kiln and making this possible. 🌸💕

We had the pleasure of participating in Merry Farm Pottery’s April 2024 firing of their wood kiln. It takes a village to fire a wood kiln and what fun we had with all the fabulous potters who showed up to prep, load, fire, and unload. It is a multigenerational collaboration that warms and expands the heart. We are forever grateful to Micah Thanhauser of @merryfarmpottery for building the kiln and making this possible. 🌸💕 ...

Come visit our sculpture trail, open daily from 9am until dusk. Our shop hours in April are Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 2-5.

Come visit our sculpture trail, open daily from 9am until dusk. Our shop hours in April are Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 2-5. ...

Working on a new figure .

Working on a new figure . ...

Getting ready for our Sculpture Trail’s Easter weekend opening 2024 #marthasvineyard #fairytrail #fairycastle  #marthasvineyardart

Getting ready for our Sculpture Trail’s Easter weekend opening 2024 #marthasvineyard #fairytrail #fairycastle #marthasvineyardart ...

Installing a new sculpture on the trail

Installing a new sculpture on the trail ...

The trail in the winter.

The trail in the winter. ...

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!!

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!! ...

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. 😊

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. 😊 ...