Dorodango

A dorodango is a polished mud ball. Making a dorodango appeals in some of the same ways as grinding a telescope mirror. The application of a simple, even primitive technique produces an unexpectedly refined outcome. The balls I have made aren’t as amazing as these showcase specimens but it was rewarding and surprising to be able to make a shiny ball of mud at all.

Dorodangos

Dorodangos

My best dorodango

My best dorodango