The Incredibly Fascinating Process Of Turing Dirt Into Perfect Shiny Spheres

Dorodango is a mud ball carefully formed into a perfect shiny sphere.

Artist Bruce Gardner has mastered the Japanese art called hikaru dorodango which translates to ‘shiny dumpling.’

It takes several hours to perfect as fine soil particles are added to each layer.

It took Gardner thirty attempts before he created the shiny sphere to his liking. They look sturdy but the mud spheres are  extremely fragile.

The long process of creating them provides meditative benefits.





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