Listening to world class musicians play with a bow she had just rehaired, was just one of the perks Kate Bomphrey enjoyed whilst working in New York City.
Miss Bomphrey who has a background in architecture, is our new design and technology workshop technician.
The mum of one swapped a career in architecture to do a guitar making course and since then has never looked back. The guitar making then turned into violin & cello making before learning to make and repair bows.
After leaving college she worked in London for a number of years, she then upped sticks and moved to Manhattan, working within a stone’s throw of the iconic musical venue of Carnegie Hall.
“I’d rehair bows for incredible players and sometimes I would get to hear them trying out bows. It was such a treat be just a few feet away and hear so much detail,” said Miss Bomphrey.
Rock-climbing and surfing are also passions for this talented individual. She has even made her own surfboards.
St David's College seems to be a perfect fit for Miss Bomphrey, and she is settling in well.
“I’m really looking forward to help make our pupils DT projects a reality,” she said.
“I’m slowly getting to know them and have already had plenty of interesting conversations.”
“The DT facilities at the school are really good especially for Computer Aided Programming (CAD), it’s amazing to see how much it has developed since I was at school.”