Zachary Eastwood-Bloom graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010, where he studied Ceramics and Glass. His work explores diverse materials including ceramics, glass, bronze, jesmonite, sound and video. His interest lies in the intersection between the physical and the immaterial and the historical and the cutting-edge. He references classical imagery, adopts digital aesthetics and uses leading technologies. For one body of work, Eastwood-Bloom used 3d software to scan busts from the British Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts, which he digitally manipulated before 3d printing and casting into clay: the process transitioned from the physical through the digital resulting in the physical.
Eastwood-Bloom’s MA project was exhibited as part of the Crafts Council’s touring exhibition Lab Craft: Digital Adventures in Contemporary Craft in 2010 and 2011 and he has exhibited with the V&A and the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He produced a commission for the Jurassic Coast in Dorset for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and was shortlisted for the British Ceramics Biennial Award in 2013. Eastwood-Bloom produced the first sculptural edition for the Royal Academy of Arts and he has been selected for the Jerwood Makers Commission 2015. Eastwood-Bloom has produced a public commission for the London office of Marex Spectron and is currently working on a commission for Aviva Investors in collaboration with Campbell Architects to create a work that is integrated into the façade and interior of a new building in Hanover Square. Zachary Eastwood-Bloom co-founded Studio Manifold and lives and works in London.