Sir John Soane was an 18th century architect, whose neoclassical designs can be seen in many of the buildings we have today. These include the Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Bank of England, and the Palace of Westminster. His greatest legacy, however, is his own home, which he donated to the public as a museum after his death. Soane wanted future amateurs and students to be inspired by his collection of antiquities, and it seems like he got his wish.
Until the 27th April at Sir John Soane's Museum, the work of four leading ceramic artists who have been inspired by Sir John Soane's house and collections is available for public view in an exhibition called Marking the line: Ceramics and Architecture. Juxtaposed to Soane's remarkable interior designs, the artists' installations challenge how we view both ancient and modern works of art. For example Soane's family portraits have been reinterpreted as ceramic busts by Christie Brown, while Nicholas Rena's smooth, ergonomic creations reflect Soane's clean lines and use of light.