Zachary originally studied ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art before going to study for a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London. Whilst studying at the RCA he began to explore the use of digital technologies in relation to a broad range of materials to begin to develop a way of using sculpture and drawing to understand the world.

Principally making sculpture but also video, dance, sound and photographic works and drawings, though his work Zachary explores the ways humans attempt to understand the world around them, using methods such as storytelling, religion, science or technology.  He is particularly interested in how the ancient Greeks used storytelling and mythology as a way of rationalising their world but also how we reshape these stories and characters to our own framework. Through Greek characters and gods, Zachary examines social, political, digital, scientific and religious aspects of present-day world and the subjectivity of truth with an eye looking at our current digitally driven society.

Recently Zachary has undertaken residencies with the Pangolin Bronze Foundry and the Scottish Ballet resulting in new bodies of work ‘Divine Principals’ and ‘Technology//Mythology//Allegory.

In 2010, he set up a studio in London and subsequently has been fortunate enough to work and exhibit with some excellent organisations such as Royal Academy of Art, V&A Museum, Jerwood Visual Arts and the British Crafts Council. In 2017 Zachary moved to Glasgow where he continues to work.

As well as self-directed artwork, Zachary has also undertaken several public and private commissions recently for clients including Adobe, Cambridge University, Aviva and 2012 London Olympics.

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Zachary Eastwood-Bloom

b.1980 Dewsbury, England

Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland

EDUCATION

2008 - 2010 MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art

2000 - 2004 BA (Hons) Ceramics - First Class, Edinburgh College of Art

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019

Technology//Mythology//Allegory, Scottish Ballet Digital Season,

Glasgow - Tramway / Inverness - Eden Court / Edinburgh - Fruitmarket Gallery

Parallel Lines: Sculpture and Drawings, Royal Society of Sculptors, London

Sculpture Trail, Kings Place, London

  • 2018

On a Pedestal, Castletown House, Ireland

  • 2017

Divine Principals, Pangolin Gallery, London (Solo Show)

Future Heritage, Decorex, London

Island of the Real, Gossamer Fog, Deptford

Biennale internationale de Céramique de Châteauroux, France

ColLive, project with Silk Street Sinfonia, Space in Between gallery, London

  • 2016

Shaped by Ambition, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London

Loves, Lives & Loss, Fenton House, Hampstead, London

  • 2015

Jerwood Makers Exhibition & Tour, London, Plymouth, Ruthin & Rochdale

Sculptors Prints & Drawings, Pangolin Gallery, London

Many a Slip, Marsden Woo Gallery, London

  • 2014

DONTDRINKTHEMILK #1, Tripspace, London

Digital Museum, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Hand & Machine, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto

  • 2013

ALTER//SHIFT//CONTROL, Bermondsey Project, London

British Ceramics Biennial Award, Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent

Unfold, Studio Manifold at Siobhan Davies Studio

  • 2012

This is how to Live, Studio Manifold at The National Trust,

2 Willow Road, Hampstead Heath & Red House, Bexley Heath

Digital Earth, Walford Mill Crafts & Durlston Country Park, Dorset (Solo Show)

Synergies, New English Ballet Company, Sadler’s Well Theatre, London

COMMISSIONS

  • 2020 - Public Art Commission West Ham Football Club / Barratt Housing, Upton Gardens, London

  • 2017 - Public Art Commission Woolf Institute, Cambridge University

  • 2017 - Architectural Commission Superimposed, Barratt Housing, The Courtyards, London

  • 2017 - Public Art Commission Isometric Metropolis, Aviva, 11-12 Hanover Square, London

  • 2017 - Private Commission Adobe Customer Experience Centre, Old Street, London

  • 2014 - Sculpture Commission RA Edition, Royal Academy of Art, London

  • 2012 - Public Commission London 2012 Cultural Olympiad - ExLab, Dorset

  • 2012 - Private Commission Marex Spectron, London

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

  • 2019 Digital Artist in Residence - Scottish Ballet, Glasgow.

  • 2017 Jerwood Visual Arts Bursary

  • 2016 Pangolin Bronze Foundry Artist in Residence, London & Gloucestershire

  • 2015 Jerwood Makers Award

  • 2013 Residency at Siobhan Davies Dance with Studio Manifold, London

BOOKS / PUBLICATIONS

  • 2018

New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design Art and Architecture

Tom Morris

Frame Publishers

  • 2017

Digital Handmade (2017 Update)

Lucy Johnston

Thames and Hudson

  • 2013

Digital Crafts

Ann Marie Shillito

Bloomsbury Publishing

  • 2012

British Design from 1948: Innovation in the Modern Age

Ed. Christopher Breward & Ghislaine Wood

V&A Publishing

  • 2012

Making and Drawing

Kyra Cane

Bloomsbury Publishing