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My Maker Story

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My Maker Story

  For those of you who haven't met me yet,  I'm Ari, the owner/founder/designer/maker/shopkeep at Viscera. Over the last two and a half years I've been busy building the shop and brand, but realized I never really stopped to tell you about myself as a maker. I've talked a lot on this blog about being your own boss and a ton about how to organize and minimize your stuff, but I haven't talked much about creativity from the lens of 'play' and the importance of making things. At the shop, I design jewelry, clothing, and graphics all the time, but there's something fundamentally...

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Meet Our Featured Artist Reesa Tansey

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Meet Our Featured Artist Reesa Tansey

We're so excited to display Reesa Tansey's photography this month! Reesa explores the many different textures and colors of aerial photography through the lens of her iPhone. Her work will be on display through the end of October. If you'd like to buy one or more of Reesa's pieces email us at Art@VisceraStudio.com and we can send you a price sheet.  What inspires your work?My inspiration comes from everyday observations of people, light, design and textiles.Where are you originally from?LA, where I learned photography in High School.When you aren't creating art, what do you spend your time doing?Keeping fit and healthy through excercise (i.e....

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Meet Our Featured Artist, Steve Javiel

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Meet Our Featured Artist, Steve Javiel

We're so enjoying having the work of our featured artist, Steve Javiel, in the shop this month. His work exploes the depths of textures and layers of city streets. His work is up through September 5th, so stop by to see the White Series before it's gone! If you'd like to bring on of Steve's pieces home, email us at Art@VisceraStudio.com and we can send you a price sheet.  What inspires your work? Usually I begin with a sketch or some form of idea. But what inspires me is what I’m feeling at the moment. I try to be as...

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Meet Paula, Our Newest Viscera Artist

Meet Paula, Our Newest Viscera Artist

Paula is our newest Viscera artist! We're an official Oakland Art Murmur Affiliated Retailer and so we're thrilled to be a part of the arts conversation in Oakland. Paula's work is now up in the shop and we're having an opening reception Friday 10/13 from 5-8pm. Come by and get to meet Paula in person.  1. When did you realize you wanted to be an artist? When I was a little girl, I always thought that I would be an artist, because it was the thing I loved doing the most.  I would always be painting, making illustrations and studied...

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Women in Business: Lisa Iwamoto

Women in Business: Lisa Iwamoto

Lisa Iwamoto is an award winning architect and a professor at UC Berkeley. Her firm, Iwamoto Scott, leverages digital fabrication and a computational approach to design to create uniquely beautiful spaces. Lisa was kind enough to sit down for an interview with me in her San Francisco office and talk about her path to becoming an architect, business-owner, and educator. I loved interviewing Lisa. I went to UC Berkeley for my Masters in City Planning and always was blown away by the work Lisa’s studio would produce. It was amazing to be able to connect with her not just as...

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