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Dorodango: The Japanese Art Of Making Mud Balls [Hardback-2019]
Bruce Gardner
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Category:CraftsOther CraftsOther Crafts-Gec
Publisher: Laurence King Uk | ISBN: 9781786274984 | Pages: 128

"The coolest thing you didn t know you needed to see." – Buzzfeed "Artist Bruce Gardner is a master of [this] curious Japanese artform." – This is Colossal As featured on BoingBoing, National Geographic, and more! Explore the craft and technique of dorodango in master crafter Bruce Gardner s new book, Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls. The Japanese hikaru dorodango, or shiny mud ball, is created by rolling earth by hand into a perfect sphere and polishing it until it gleams. Not only are the results truly impressive, but this calm and meditative practice, a traditional Japanese playground activity for children, has been rediscovered as a peaceful pastime for people of all ages. Known for inducing flow, the ultimate state of happiness, this simple art is perfect for those who enjoy practicing mindfulness, spending time in nature, and working with their hands. It s also a lovely way to preserve soil that is special to you, whether it reminds you of home or a place you ve traveled. As your collection of dorodango grows, you ll find that earth from different locations each have their own unique properties and finishes. With beautiful photography and straight forward instructions, this handy guide will teach you everything you need to know to make your own mud balls at home with easily sourced materials.

About the Author

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bruce Gardner has not only mastered the art of making dorodango, but also added his own changes to the technique. He runs workshops on the process and has featured his work in a film with National Geographic.

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