• 2024-0531

    Testing printing on to rolled base.
    Best results I’ve gotten so far has been to roll a ~3mm bottom onto a plaster block, modifying z-max each time and printing directly onto the base. Sometimes the nozzle will scrape into the rolled bottom, but this might be good?
    Troubleshooting some delaminating, and general weakness not right at lamination point but a few layers above. Overall method appears to be working.

  • 9/2 – First Tests

    I attempted to print a vessel shape that I designed back in 2017. Clearly a little overconfident. This part leans, and is asymmetric, which was not great for a first test.
    These first three tests were run to about 50% but all were “failures”
    Printing at 4 bar, spiral single-wall
    While these look terrible and have lots of air bubbles present, disrupting the surface, they were the first prints to build any clay at all, so they are saved here for posterity.
    1st Test
    1st Test
    1st Test

    Again try same shape, but even worse, failing within 10% (10mm)
    Printing at 3.5 bar, not enough pressure
    1st Test

  • Coffee Tables

    X Coffee Table - TEBurns

  • Pilotis Photo

    Pilotis by Thomas Elliott Burns at ECAL for Appartament 50

  • Visit to Neutra’s Reunion House

    As explained by D Neutra (son of R J Neutra) the Reunion House (2440 Earl St, LA, CA) was built as a spec house while the VDL was being repaired after a fire.  The Reunion House was designed to accommodate an older family, after children have moved.  There was a guest room for the children, and this is the origin of the house’s name.

    Currently the house is well lived in by D Neutra and his wife.

    Long horizontal brickwork (and tile in the kitchen) similar to some FLW brickwork.

    Dion explaining the kitchen cabinet pulls…

    More pulls

    The bathroom features a horizontal mirror with standard mirror cabinets floating in front.  Also, clear story windows look through to an adjoining interior room.

    Living room vibes…   

    Dion explains the significance of his sliding glass door, which leads to the patio.  Largest? First?

    Very nice galvanized exterior lamp

  • Torch Light Prototypes

  • White Asparagus

  • Industrial Metal Supply


  • Visit to Lautner’s Sheats Goldstein Residence

    Sheats Goldstein Residence built by John Lautner from 1961-1963



  • At the Powder Coater

  • Visit to Integratron

    The Integratron was built in the desert north of Palm Spring by George Van Tassel. He maintained that the plans were given to him by extraterrestrials, and that the building would provide the means for everlasting life.  George died before its completion, but now the building which happens to be acoustically superb, is used for sonic baths.


  • Foam Factory