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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 Craft 2 & Art 3 group leader
Graham Young Art group leader
Akin Fatunmbi Music for Fun group leader
Sue Barclay Craft 1 group leader
Sheila Donnelly Yoga group leader
Ann Richards Seated Tai Chi Group Leader
Neil Russell Swimming group leader
John Glynn Computing group leader
Greg Watson Lifeguard
John Mackay Reading & Creative Writing group leader