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

Gallery and Sculpture Trail

Location:
16 Marion’s Way
Chilmark, MA
02535

Hours:

Pottery Shop Hours:

Winter Hours: Open by appointment anytime, just call first.

Thursday–Sunday: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Memorial Day Weekend – December
or by appointment. Please call 508-955-9944

Trail Hours:
10 am – 4 pm daily
June – Thanksgiving weekend

Our sculpture trail is closed for winter maintenance. It will be re-opening Memorial Day Weekend, 2021. Our pottery shop is open through Thursday – Sunday from 10-4. (closed on Christmas Day)

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 Thursday – Sunday from 10-4 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

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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One of Bill’s newest creations. @madpottermv #islandfolkpottery ...

Merry Christmas! We hope your day is filled with cheer! ...

Our pottery shop is now open every day from 10-4 through Christmas Eve, or by appointment if you prefer to come early or late. ...

We picked up some mulch from the Allen Farm this evening to help prep the sculptures on our trail for winter. What a sunset!! ...

Preparing the sculptures on the trail for winter’s freeze. The trail is closed until Memorial Day weekend. Our pottery shop is open Thursdays-Sundays from 10-4 and by appointment anytime. 💕 ...

Our pottery shop is open 10-4 Thursdays - Sunday and by appointment any time of day or night, just message or call first to be sure we are here. 508-955-9944 ...

Our pottery shop is open 11-5, Wednesday - Sunday. The sculpture trail is open every day through Thanksgiving weekend. ...

Monday morning walk, stretching our legs before we open the pottery shop. It's a beautiful day for trail walking. ...

Catching up with the kids. ...

Thank you, Abby Remer for the wonderful write up in the Martha’s Vineyard Times. Thank you, Ralph Stewart for the photos. Our sculpture trail is open through Thanksgiving weekend, stop by if you are on island. ...

Full Halloween moon from the sculpture trail. ...

Heather is glazing tiles this week. ...

Bill has new pieces fresh from the kiln. They will be in the shop by Wednesday. ...

Some of Heather’s eye sculptures and a moon inspired mask, fresh from the kiln. ...

A Phoenix nest. ...

A glaze kiln full of components for Bill’s new sculptures! ...

A new addition to the sculpture trail. The trail is open daily through Thanksgiving. Please find directions on our website (link in bio). GPS has not accurately pinpointed this magical location, and often leads people far astray. ...

Bill’s Phoenix, glazed and ready to fire. #islandfolkpottery #folkart #madpottermv #pheonix #marthasvineyardartists ...

Heather’s tiles fresh from the glaze kiln. @heathergoffart ...

The last tiles to glaze before turning the large kiln on. It is full of tiles - including some new Vineyard scenes. We should be able to unload it on Thursday. Fingers crossed that everything survives the firing. ...

A glimpse of Bill’s creative process. @madpottermv ...

Heather pauses on our evening walk around the sculpture trail to serenade the tree spirit lord. 😊 ...

Bill shares his work in progress. ...

Autumn colors on the sculpture trail. ...

Enthusiastic visitor to our sculpture trail. 😊💕🌸 ...

So relieved to have a successful glaze firing. Heather just restocked her shelves with new decorative functional pieces. Here is a peek at what’s drying on the studio racks as well.
Our sculpture trail is looking beautiful with autumn’s changing colors!
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