Dorodango : the Japanese art of making mud balls / Bruce Gardner
By: Gardner, Bruce.Publisher: London : Laurence King, 2019Description: 128 p. : ill. (col.) ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9781786274984 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Arts and crafts -- Japan | SculptureDDC classification: 730.52
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What is Hikaru Dorodango? -- Preparation -- Creating the core -- Building the capsule -- Creating the shell -- Finish -- Gallery
In Japan, children make mud balls called hikaru dorodango, and this earthy pastime has now been adopted by people around the world. Using the humblest material, a dorodango is formed by rolling earth into a perfect sphere, and polishing it by hand until it gleams.
Anyone can make a dorodango, but it requires a little know-how. Dorodango master Bruce Gardner shares his experience and techniques, from finding the right earth to achieving different finishes. Known to induce a flow state, this mindful process brings as much satisfaction as the beautiful object made by your own hand.