Penelope Chilvers in Person

Talk by the maker of iconic artisan footwear & accessories with a Spanish influence

What: Penelope Chilvers in Person

Where: Quiet Room, Burford Café, Burford Garden Company

When: Friday 30th November 10.30am-12pm.


Born and raised in England, Penelope Chilvers studied art in London. When she was granted a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture to study in Madrid, where her love of artisan craft developed. Inspired by her own love of riding and the Spanish riding boot, Penelope commissioned a small number of traditional artisans to make the perfect boot. Now boots are her business.

We are delighted to be hosting this very special talk by Penelope Chilvers, maker of the iconic and desirable Tassel Boot and many more. This event is intended to complement our pop-up shop, featuring a wide range of handmade boots and bags for Autumn/Winter 2018, now in store until Christmas.

Over a delicous light breakfast and coffee you can hear Penelope's story. She will be in conversation withGeorgie Fordham about her incredible journey from painter to boot maker, followed by a question & answer session. Guests are then invited to shop the collection with an exclusive 10% discount, redeemable on the day.

Born and raised in England, Penelope studied art in London at the Bryan Shaw School of Art. Her Spanish journey began when she was granted a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, to complete an MA at Complutense University in Madrid. In Spain her love of artisan craft developed and it was here she decided to pursue the idea of bringing the Spanish riding boot to England. Inspired by her own love of riding, Penelope commissioned a small number of traditional artisans to make the perfect boot. Today this is the boot known as her long tasselled boot and has been worn by the likes of HRH the Duchess of Cambridge.

There's no charge to attend this inspiring talk, but tickets are on a first come, first served basis. All you need to do is send an email to rsvp@penelopechilvers.com, including your full name, and keep the morning free!