Last Friday TAG were in attendance at the final, end of project, presentation from our Central Saint Martins BA Ceramic students (AKA Ceram Fam) - as an eight-week section of their second year coursework came to a close. It seemed some time ago when we first met the six individuals who would be the willing recipients of our brief.
And so it was, with a certain degree of both maternal and paternal trepidation, that we sat and listened to a well-orchestrated showing of both film, slide, narration and 3-dimensional discovery. At its conclusion (joyously capped with a self-effacing epilogue movie clip) we could see the process had been a learning journey on many levels. One that had touched upon greatness, and with perhaps a little more time, achieved top marks.
Overall, we felt this impromptu client team had overcome the inevitable issues of cohesiveness, and forged a very mature and responsible unit. Their self-initiated Clay Day, held at our Chinese Community Centre, was a high point. And perhaps best represented the TAG ethos. And although the end point did not fall on a definitive fabrication, or tangible product, there were sufficient glimmers of light to suggest some of the cracks within the TAG streetscape could be filled with their inspiration.