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SOCIAL STUDIES: Laura Chautin // Artist + Maker

Laura Chautin is a New York based artist and illustrator. If you've been to the NOTO flagship store in Los Angeles, you've seen Laura's work gracing our tables.  If you've been to my house, you've seen Laura's work gracing my walls - Her sculpture bring great delight to the spirit, not only in the emulation of sweetness like her beautiful clementine plates or the divine female form of Rome's past set in primary color outlines.  Her work speaks to who she is inside.  A beautiful , sweet, playful, and imaginative being.  I feel so lucky having her pieces in our store, in addition to hosting a pop up with all of her goods on Feb. 9th and to call her a friend.  

Who are you?
Laura Chautin, Artist and maker, a creative human trying her best to be as expressive and welcoming/open to the world as I can be!

Why do you make your work?
Because it makes me happy, it excites me, it makes me push myself a little bit but also comforts me. 

What do you believe in?
Power of believing in yourself

Name one thing you say no to?
I am trying hard to say no to things that I deep down know are a bad idea, even if they are a quick and easy solution.

And one thing you say yes to?
Making new friends

What change would you like to see? 
Less hate and prejudice 

Name one thing that makes you happy?
When my partner dances for me to make me laugh, at home when no one’s watching.

What is your favorite product NOTO product and why? 
The Agender oil is a damn dream. I put it on my hair and my legs and I smell like a fancy grown-up 

How would you describe your personal routine ?
Ever changing

What did you want to be as a child?
An X factor winner

Can you remember one solid piece of advice you've gotten for the growth of your work?
Look at your work from all angles. If it feels stale cut it up and rearrange it, come back to it in an hour, a week, a year. My uncle always said “keep on keeping on.”

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
David Hockney

Who is one person in culture that you feel is making positive and inspiring change ?
Masami Hosono <3


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