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Sue Barclay

Craft 1 group leader

After graduating from art school with a degree in ceramics, I spent a year and a half as a lifeguard and swimming teacher for Aberdeen Leisure. Both of these things eventually led me to Ecas where I had the very enjoyable job of swimming group leader for 13 years, during which time I met many wonderful people, worked alongside some great lifeguards, and witnessed some amazing achievements.

More recently I have taken on the position of Craft 1 group leader. This is a really enjoyable group to work with, they have made me very welcome and been very patient with me as I learn the ropes and try to figure out where everything is kept!  I came to this group with a background of having worked at Garvald Edinburgh for the past 17 years. My work there has been mainly in the Pottery, but I have experience in all of the other craft workshops such as textiles, stained glass and joinery.  I now work two days a week as Workshop Leader in the Pottery workshop.  I hope to bring some of these crafts to the Ecas group.

My hobbies include yoga, running, reading, baking, crochet and knitting.  I live in the Borders with my partner, 4 children and 1 dog.

Areas of work 


Ally Irvine Chief Executive & Befriending Manager
Sunil Bhatnagar Manager
Janice Todd Administrator
Sam Collins Befriending Assistant
Martin Hensey Art group leader
Graham Young Art group leader
Mathilda Dyson Lifeguard
Akin Fatunmbi Music for Fun group leader
Sue Barclay Craft 1 group leader
Sheila Donnelly Yoga group leader
Jonatha Kottler Reading & Writing group leader
Greg Watson Lifeguard
John Glynn Computing group leader
Neil Russell Swimming group leader
Lia Burton Craft 2 group leader
Ann Richards Seated Tai Chi Group Leader