Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 11.26.19CERAMICS inspired by the river Tyne and the maritime culture of South Tyneside have gone on display at Bede’s World, Jarrow.

The pieces, which form an exhibition called Clay Journeys, are the work of York-based ceramicist Loretta Brangaza and explore the interactions between earth, air, fire and water.

Loretta, who was born in Mumbai, is one of the country’s foremost ceramic artists and her work has been exhibited across the world.

It is also included in many prestigious public and private collections including the Duke of Devonshire’s collection at Chatsworth.

Throughout the exhibition, which runs until 14 June, Bede’s World is holding a number of activities including a Salon by Loretta Braganza and workshops by other ceramicists showing the processes and techniques used in Braganza’s work.

Bede’s World Director Mike Benson said: “We are thrilled Loretta’s journey as an artist is being celebrated here at Bede’s World.

“Our museum is inspired by Bede’s monastery – which was a powerhouse of creativity and thought – and so it a fitting venue in which to display Loretta’s work.

“It embodies her craft and creativity and has a presence that leaves its mark on all who see it.”

Bede’s World is open every day from 10am to 5pm and entry costs £5.50 for adults,

£3.50 concessions and £13.50 for a family ticket for two adults and up to three children. Entry is free for children under five and carers of disabled visitors. For further details visit www.bedesworld.co.uk.

Clay Journeys is part of the Treasures of South Tyneside 2015 programme of displays, exhibitions and interactive activities, for people of all ages at Bede’s World, Arbeia Roman Fort and South Shields Museum.

For further information about the full range of exhibitions and displays which make up the Treasures programme, and the venue opening hours, visit www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk