How to make pictures of Lladro porcelain figurines?

How to make pictures of Lladro porcelain figurines?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in English, Figurines, Lladró advices, Porcelain | 0 comments

How can I portray my figurines of porcelain Lladro with a photo camera? First of all, we have to choose the best way to portray the porcelain figurines by trying to have the best possible posture. If the porcelain figurine is low level, sit with one leg curled under you and bring your elbows to your knees to prevent the camera swings; if the approach we’re trying to get is even lower, drop on the floor with legs apart. When portraying porcelain figurines of Lladro in an interior space with natural light, place the piece in a location close to a window, so indirect sunlight can be received, in order to have a special light effect on the porcelain. Interior lighting Work with natural light and with artificial lighting. Do not use fluorescent lights, as distort colors and brightness of the porcelain. For dramatic effect, try a side lighting and in order to soften the shadows put a white card and set a light beside the porcelain figurine, making the light shine.     How to do the close-ups of the porcelain figurines? We need a target for close-ups or a telescopic tube to be installed between the normal lens and the camera. The telescopic tube increases the distance between the film and the lens and provides an even greater increase of the photo. Focus on the part of the porcelain figurine that you need to emphasize, as when shooting close up, the depth of focus is scarce. Likewise, remove most unwanted objects that appear, because they can distract from porcelain figurine. If the porcelain figurine is exposing for a possible sale on internet, place a large cardboard in the back of the porcelain, preferably with a color that make contrast with the true color of the porcelain. If the figurine of the porcelain Lladro is dark, cardboard should be white and if the Lladro porcelain figurine is White or biscuit, cardboard should be dark or black directly. When our intention is only to display porcelain figurine, my advice is to take a picture of the figurine in its environment. The photo should capture the space where the porcelain is located, including the furniture where it rests, the back wall or a general place, where you can appreciate the effect on the decoration. To know how to expose the figurines in a picture is a real important aspect to take into account, because a bad picture could abort the possibility to sell a figurine of porcelain...

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The power of seduction used by Lladro with their fragrances

The power of seduction used by Lladro with their fragrances

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain | 0 comments

How the main weapon of seduction in an environment is used by the company Lladró? As I have been discussing for a long time in the previous articles of this blog, the company Lladro has failed to adhere exclusively with porcelain figurines to decorating. The company Lladro adapts to changing times with modern decor items and other objects for decoration with indirect profits. As is well known, the greater power of seduction lies in knowing how to combat the smelt, always united, not surprisingly, other additional factors. In the art of seduction, knowing how to choose a good perfume is vital, and you can win many integers and railroaded any appointment or negotiation. Currently grocery stores, perfumes, clothes and decoration are investing enough time, money and dedication to get unique ambient scents that turn a customer head to pass through its doors. Besides the smell is a sense with a huge memory. Fragrances can be remembered for many years. The company Lladro, with its new collection of fragrances, flavors and fragrances, striving for creating a pleasant and evocative atmosphere in the home or office. In addition, the company Lladro has developed diffusers liquid or solid perfume, even candles container of porcelain; with a decorative lines in matte white porcelain ideal to keep the ancient and modern decorative lines. The stylish designs of these objects allow to be used in any decoration. The touch in matte porcelain with color White, makes a great contrast in classic decorations. And in all modern decorations, this is where it can be used to its full extent, design and texture breathes modernity. From our point of view, this line of fragrances and flavors, is an item to be taken into account in your next gift in addition, the company Lladró has spared none euro cent in the presentation of their cases, giving even more importance and attention to these porcelain objects. On our website www.cocowif.com, despite not find these items, do not forget that we are still under construction and not stop to include new objects and porcelain figurines. So I remind you once again that not hesitate to contact us and ask if you do not find the figurine of porcelain or decorative object you’re looking...

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Which are the special features of porcelain figurines of Lladro?

Which are the special features of porcelain figurines of Lladro?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Retro furniture | 0 comments

What are the special characteristics of Lladro porcelain figurines? One of the most attractive features of artistic porcelain figurines of Lladro is its variety of motives, which consist of scenes from everyday life. Dancers, men and women, children playing, playing sports, dancing, working … but there are also animals, imaginary figurines of classical myths, angels, different animals, birds, trees and flowers, hats, ballet shoes. This diversity creates a small universe of beauty. But it is not only this variety of reasons what it is reflected in the art of small and large Lladro porcelain figurines, also they express inner states of mind of the figurines represented. Among them, feelings, like love, innocence, joy, purity, faith and dreams they are manifested through their expressions and movements. Another feature of the art of figurines of porcelain Lladro is the delicate design of the figurines, as shown in the series of dancers and other women and men with hats, lovers and hunters. The colors of the Lladro porcelain figurines, another special features to take in mind, are soft and with pastel shades. It is a creative and unique range of colors, that remind to figurines of Royal Copenhagen porcelain, with shades of blue and gray brown. The differences with figurines of porcelain Royal Copenhagen are obvious when they are compared closely. Royal copenhagen colors represent the sky and sea in northern Europe, however the warm blue colors and toasted Lladro porcelain figurines are artificially created by an artist. The company Lladro has more than 5,000 color samples, but almost only neutral pastel shades are used. The reason of Lladro to use these colors in many shapes in its production is that the tone of the colors favors the emergence of a poetic atmosphere in porcelain figurines. Another characteristic feature of figurines of porcelain Lladro is the finish of the porcelain. The porcelain figurines are formed by dozens of plaster casts. After binding, and polished and smooth the surface. The final details are recorded with proper utensils. In the end, as I explained in another article of the blog, porcelain figures are glazed and fired. The firing temperature of the porcelain between 1,350 and 1,400 degrees, making them far tougher than brittle clay figurines with metallic enamel. Cocowif is a lover of retired figurines of porcelain Lladró. We are fanatic of the way they made shapes and colors at their first years of production, in those difficult years of the XX century....

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New issue of Lladro porcelain to decorate in summer; surf figurine

New issue of Lladro porcelain to decorate in summer; surf figurine

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain | 0 comments

Which new issues from the company Lladró can we find for gifts and decoration in this summer? Lladro we still making us to fall in love with them, with their new creations and ideas. This time, they have elaborated a very useful porcelain figurine for gifts and decorations, for this time of year, where most of us have a few days of holidays at the beach. This porcelain figurine honors the surf, water sport consisting in sliding over the waves on a board. Surfing dates back to over 500 years in the Polynesian islands, but it was from the 1960s, when it began to be learned and practiced. The places with bigger boom of practitioners are Australia, the United States and southern Europe. The difficulty of this sport lies in the knowledge of being able to keep the balance, having in consideration the speed and the different forms of the waves. How is this new issue of Lladro porcelain of a surfer on a board? This figurine is biscuit porcelain in matte finish. Its dimensions are 41 cm long x 24 cm high. Its price is 375.00 euros, so as you can see, is not very high for the size of the piece. Remember that the biscuit is white porcelain, most often unglazed. The motive of this figurine is a surfer on a wave on a board in equilibrium position. As you can see the artists of Lladro do not leave any detail out of their minds and take into account even the movement of the hair to the wind. The reason for wanting to express such realism, in the movement and in the ways of the porcelain figurines is due to try to give to the porcelain figurine, a very common feature of pop art. The company Lladro tries to give to their new creations, a touch of all the new trends in decoration and new tastes and hobbies of the potencial customers. From my point of view, this porcelain figurine is a very nice and original gift for surfers. It is also a figurine that by virtue of their shape and color, are perfectly suited to today’s decors, where the faint light colors and have its peak. Similarly, as I have mentioned in other articles on this blog, these porcelain figurines can be perfectly adapted to the most traditional decorations, where the color of the furniture is dark. The white porcelain makes a wonderful contrast, full of light, to give contrast and elegance to this type of decoration....

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Lladro’s new strategy attracts new customers

Lladro’s new strategy attracts new customers

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain | 0 comments

For a high percentage of young people when they hear the name Lladro, it comes to their minds, porcelain figurines of horses, dancers, dogs with brightness, and when the foreign youths hear the word Lladro it comes to theri minds the country Spain, tapas, flamenco and beaches. Lladro actually is and has been a global benchmark, whose humble origins, in Valencia (Spain) and the determination of the Lladro brothers led them to develope a unique craft technique for the treatment of porcelain. Juan, José and Vicente had little training. They, firstly, started working in the company, Azulejera Valenciana, in Valencia, where he learned the techniques of cooking materials implemented in a small oven, built with scrap, in the yard of the house of his parents. They developed a very curious technique up to 1300 ° C (the usual is usually 750 ° C), and eventually oust rivals who had up to 300 years old. The formula proved to be that the ideal temperature was that bestiality, the  characteristic glaze finish of the porcelain, the stamped and the attention to detail. The origins of the company Lladro date back to 1953, in an unstoppable principle: in 1988 they opened a shop-museum in New York nine plants, between Fifth Avenue and Central Park; and in 1997, another 1,200 square meters on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Following the crisis, the company Lladro had to reduce staff almost up to two thirds. That’s when they met for a change of strategy and proceed to a change in his style and methods. Creating typical porcelain figurines of the past they have gone to another type of porcelain figurines and other decorative items for the current times. This problema induced to hire the services of fresh minds and innovative artists.     The most characteristic example in this change of strategy, occurred in 2004, when the prominent artista, Jaime Hayon, joined to the creative team, who elaborated pieces with a completely different ideas to the old style. He has also received other innovative artists who have given new meaning to the company Lladro as Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman or Devil Robots. Despite this change, the creative process remains equally craft and the three Lladro brothers continue to impose all porcelain figurines and decorative elements by a relentless pass filter, undergoing trial each sketch presented by artists. What it is clear is that the new change in the strategy, marks a turning point in the way of understanding the philosophy of Lladro. The company Lladro is not any more porcelain figurines, actually there are super lamps, decorative items for the bath, for the living room, etc. The company has been known Lladró rebuild and back on the top of the...

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First period Lladro porcelain figurine; ballerina pink shoe

First period Lladro porcelain figurine; ballerina pink shoe

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in English, Lladro, Lladró advices, Porcelain, Retro furniture | 0 comments

The company Lladro, in the beginning, had the ballet as a great inspiration, when developing their porcelain figurines. Ballet dancers and any element of their clothing or environment had a great influence and was a strong point of inspiration for artisans. You may ask what was the reason; Well, there is not other reason than the idea to try to capture the delicacy of the forms of movement and plasticity in the gestures of the dancers, in the figurines. The subtlety and beauty of ballet and all that surrounds it, is one of the activities that most closely identified the philosophy of Lladro, when developing their Lladro figurines. One aspect that has made the company Lladro successful, has been the delicacy and detail in representing the motives of porcelain figurines. The artisans devoted their passion in the art of making porcelain figurines, without neglecting any detail. The slightest gesture or expression of any part of the body was given utmost importance from the beginning. The quality of the Lladro figurines is very high, due to the processes of review and tecquification of each of the figurines. Any porcelain figurine that did not have adequate levels of quality or did not follow the required standards, was immediately rejected and removed from the manufacturing process. Similarly, once the manufacturing of the figurines was finished, they had to pass another test of quality, which, if they were rejected, the seal was partially erased. The porcelain figurine of this article is a fabulous pink shoe of a ballet dancer. It corresponds to one of the elaborations of the early days of the company Lladro. This porcelain is rare and very hard to find, so the company Cocowif , advises it to the most experienced collectors of Lladro. It belongs to the coveted pre-production list and the time of their manufacture was in the 1960s. As I have mentioned in many articles of this blog, the company Lladro, is adapting to the new standards of decoration, and therefore, performing, fabulous artworks to be accommodated in modern decorations. But the fact of having a relic of Lladro, in any decor, whether modern or ancient, is a luxury; and will give you the elegance and prestige that any decor needs. Besides the Lladro porcelain figurine of this article has a vivid color, and despite being small, you can break the monotony of the tenuous and soothing colors used in today’s decorations.      ...

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