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    Hikaru Dorodango, Anyone?

    Stu and Alex likely already know about this stuff, but I thought this was interesting. Hikaru dorodongo are spheres of mud hand-made in a painstaking process, polished to a high gloss.

    One comment on this website made me think of woodturning. There are some similarities...
    ...As I've experimented with dorodango over the past few years, I'm struck by how these objects, created from such humble material, are nearly the perfect expression of process refinement.
    As an aside, this particular artist is from my old stomping grounds, and I've been to all the places he mentions getting his materials from.

    Here's a bit more info about this art form.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    I have seen those, they are very neat!
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    Pretty neat Vaughn. Are you going to add this to your repertoire?

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    My parents obviously didn't recognize the fact that I was a budding artist as a young child!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    My parents obviously didn't recognize the fact that I was a budding artist as a young child!
    yeah, they kind of put our "Mud Pies" to shame don't they
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    My parents obviously didn't recognize the fact that I was a budding artist as a young child!

    Yep my didn't recognize it either Ken and I think both folks steered us away from the art.
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