New 3D Scans from the Art Institute

Went on a bit of a tear today uploading scans to Thingiverse from my activities at The Art Institute of Chicago over the last couple of months. I…

Continue Reading
Screenshot 2014-03-25 00.57.41

Making Way for Maker Culture

My teaching activity at SAIC in 3D Printing and my residency at AIC are both highlighted in this article published today on Educause jointly by Alan Labb, and…

Continue Reading
Screenshot 2014-03-05 16.39.26

learn3dprinting.co

As part of my residency at The Art Institute of Chicago I have been delivering a series of “beginners guide to 3D printing” workshops. To support these presentations…

Continue Reading
Newcity Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2014

Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago

Last year I 3D Printed a John Fluevog “glass slipper” for Newcity’s “Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago” issue. This year i’m in it – #38 on the list!…

Continue Reading
Panel from Ogden Avenue Bridge House attributed to Scipione Del Campo

3D Scanning at the Art Institute

As part of my Artist Residency at the Art Institute of Chicago I’ve been scanning as many works from the collection as possible with the help of my…

Continue Reading
3D Printing Panel and Roundtable Discussion
New Media Caucus / CAA Chicago 2014

3D Printing Panel and Roundtable Discussion New Media Caucus / CAA Chicago 2014

Panel chaired by Rachel Clarke and Tom Burtonwood (off-site event taking place during CAA but open to the public!) Columbia College Chicago Raw Space – Center for Book…

Continue Reading
Iconic Lion from the front steps of the Art Institute of Chicago

Artist-In-Residence at The Art Institute of Chicago

I am excited to announce that I will be the first Ryan Education Center Artist-in-Residence at the Art Institute of Chicago from late January to the end of…

Continue Reading
firecat3

Dialogues on the New Plastic

“Dialogues on the New Plastic” New work by Tom Burtonwood & Holly Holmes  Firecat Projects 2124 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 773.342.5381 firecatprojects@gmail.com http://www.firecatprojects.org/ Opening Reception Friday…

Continue Reading
tom-burtonwood

Artist in Residence at the Innovation Lab, Chicago Public Library

For Chicago Artists  Month 2013, I am Artist in Residence at the Innovation Lab, a Makerspace located in the Harold Washington Library, Chicago. The HWL is the main public…

Continue Reading
Selz House Tile by Louis Sullivan

Scanning Sullivan at the Sullivan (Center)

I’ve started work on my next project – a 3D printed book of Louis Sullivan‘s early ornaments from examples here in Chicago. I’m working with City of Chicago…

Continue Reading
3D Notion

3D Notion at BHQFU, New York

I am exhibiting three 3D printed pieces in this awesome exhibition opening Saturday night at BHQFU in New York City. Organized and curated by Taylor Absher this exhibition…

Continue Reading
Orihon (Accordion Book) featured on Boing Boing

3D Printed Book featured on Boing Boing

My recent project “Orihon (Accordion Book)” was featured on Boing Boing. w00t! *^_^* http://boingboing.net/2013/07/11/3d-printed-book-of-textures-an.html UPDATE: also featured on Huffington Post Books, Tech Crunch, 3Ders.org and PSFK http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/3d-printer-book_n_3588554.html?utm_hp_ref=books http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/12/celebrate-the-death-of-print-with-this-3d-printed-texture-book/…

Continue Reading
Orihon (3D printed book)

Orihon (3D Printed Accordion Book)

I have been thinking for some time how it would be nice to produce a 3d printed book of textures and reliefs. To publish and distribute all the…

Continue Reading
The 3D Printer Experience, photo by: Barry Brecheisen

The 3D Printer Experience

So i’ve been a little slow to post news and updates recently – due mostly to my new venture – “The 3D Printer Experience” – a hybrid makerspace…

Continue Reading
Rmutt 2.0, ABS Plastic and pigmented wax inlay, 2013

Rmutt 2.0

Available from Fuseworks, derived from a 3D model by Eagleapex.

Continue Reading
Rmutt2-closeup

Rmutt Candy Dispenser, ltd edition of 50

This is a mashup of tbusers PEZ Dispenser Insert and Eagleapex urinal. Rmutt Candy Dispenser 3D printed in PLA Plastic Limited Edition of 50 $40.00 each Click here…

Continue Reading
Featured on Makerbot Blog

¡¡¡ Thingiverse Superstar !!!

Thingiverse featured my  models, TwoHeads are Better than One, PEZ feet connector and Adler + Sullivan, in their “Thingiverse Superstars” blog post to promote the new features and…

Continue Reading
322037_10151142219024846_1692812531_o-700x464

Featured on Makerbot Blog

My 3d printed piece “Two Heads are Better than One” produced for the Industry of the Ordinary: 2003-2013 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi at the Chicago Cultural Center has been…

Continue Reading
Philip-von-Zweck-in-orange

Improbable Objects at Expo Chicago

Improbable Objects was invited by Bad at Sports to exhibit at Expo Chicago. We made 3d scans of the Bad at Sports crew, their interviewees and members of…

Continue Reading
Two Heads are Better than One, for Industry of the Ordinary Portrait Project

Two Heads are Better Than One, IOTO, Chicago Cultural Center, 08/17/12 – 02/17/13

Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson) are having a mid-career retrospective, Industry of the Ordinary: 2003–2013, Sic Transit Gloria Mundi in the main exhibition hall…

Continue Reading
Ogre Puppy

Ogre Puppy

Ogre Puppy, Extruded ABS plastic, 2012 Collage of the Mastiff and Ogre Head both scanned at the Art Institute of Chicago. This is a derivative work combining the…

Continue Reading
Artic Lion

Lion, Art Institute of Chicago

Two lions stand guard outside the Art Institute of Chicago. This is the one on the north side of the building, or on the left if you are…

Continue Reading
Stele with Buddha Dipankara (Randeng)

Stele with Buddha Dipankara (Randeng)

Here’s the first of the pieces from The Met that i scanned using 123D Catch at last weekends Hackathon, uploaded to thingiverse. I had a lot of problems…

Continue Reading