Dorodango anyone?

by craftapalooza on 21/05/2007

in Art+Design

I’m categorising this one under “extreme”.

Dorodango – Instructions under “create” and also more at this site.

Hikaru dorodango are balls of mud, molded by hand into perfect spheres, dried, and polished to an unbelievable luster. The process is simple, but the result makes it seem like alchemy.

Via link.

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1 tiff May 21, 2007 at 12:13 pm

that is simply amazing i have to try this…………


2 artesprit May 21, 2007 at 6:54 pm

i love these… have seen them before and thought about trying it and now you have reinspired!


3 gleek May 21, 2007 at 7:34 pm

funny… anjali just wrote about making dorodango.


4 herhimnbryn May 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm

Thankyou for this. I HAVE GOT YO TRY it with some of our red Australian earth. Thankyou so much.


5 MadMadam May 23, 2007 at 4:36 am

The next big swap thing….buckets of dirt!


6 Heather May 24, 2007 at 6:04 am

I made a dorodango for the first time the other day. It was a very satisfying experience. What I found most amazing was that I was could achieve a perfect sphere with just my hands – I guess it’s a long time since I played with mud!


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