Lladro – Handmade porcelain from Spain In 1953 the Lladro brothers began to fire their first Lladro porcelain creations in a kiln built in the backyard of their home in Almassera, a small town on the outskirts of Valencia. Now, sixty years on and still in close proximity to the original workshop, stands The City of Porcelain, this is where all Lladro creations are now made. I really like Lladro porcelain, the figurines are beautiful and they have a unique style. A few years ago I purchased a NAO figurine, she is a young mermaid holding a shell with a pearl inside. NAO is a brand of the Lladro group, their pieces are distinguished by the simplicity of their forms. All NAO pieces are created by the team of sculptors at the City of Porcelain in Xirivella, Valencia. For further details on Lladro and where you can buy their porcelain go to the Lladro website.