The Sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the Earthenware Factory of Caldas da Rainha, founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity). And Lisbon’s City Council.

The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that EGEAC develops since 2003, within Lisbon’s Festivities, which transformed the sardine, iconic fish of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, an international icon of the city and of Summer celebrations of the Portuguese capital.

Sardine Made by You

Integrated in the collection "Sardinha by Bordallo", we present the "Sardinha Made by You".
A set including a white sardine and 6 ceramic markers, allows you to personalize your sardine, and at the same time in a simplified form, lets you experience the process of creating ceramics, in your home.

Instructions for use are on the packaging: 1st Clean the sardine with rubbing alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol), 2nd Using the ceramic markers, decorate your sardine, 3rd Let dry for 15 minutes, 4th Bake the sardines for 25 minutes at 160°C.

Let your imagination your guide and create your unique sardine, or enjoy giving the gift a personalized piece to whomever you wish to most.

Sardine - On the Day It Ceases to Exist

"This work presented a twofold challenge to me. On the one hand, the various technical questions inherent in industrial production, far removed from the work involved in a single piece created in the studio. On the other hand, with regard to the aesthetic concept, the obligation arose to directly reference the immense work of Raphael. Thus, "No dia em que ela lhe faltar” (On the day it is missed) is a journey into the world of Bordallo that speaks to us of the genuine national drama of the scarcity of sardines, which brings this coastal nation to tears." Special numbered edition limited to 173 copies. Designer: Jorge Pé-Curto