Do You Dorodango?

Come along and help reach our goal to make 500 Dorodango (Japanese 'Mud Dumpling') across South Lanarkshire

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Saturday 19 November 2016 10:00am until 4:00 pm


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The Tolbooth, 4 High St, Lanark ML11 7EX

Do You Dorodango? Join us in The Tolbooth, Lanark on Saturday 19th November, 10am - 4pm, and have a go at making these intriguing polished objects from nothing more than a handful of soil. The Make Your Way team will be on hand to show you the steps to making your own Dorodango, and share other ways of getting involved in the Make Your Way project. 

Dorodango or ‘Mud Dumpling’ is a Japanese process favoured by schoolchildren which involves the creation of spheres of mud which are then highly polished, a simple yet repetitive process that can be undertaken by participants young and old. Throughout the Make Your Way project soil samples will be gathered from walks across Carluke, Glassford, Lanark, Larkhall and Stonehouse; using the process as a means to examine the soil and explore remnants of past industry, agriculture, mining, textiles, and iron works, found throughout the Clyde and Avon Valley. 

The challenge is to make 500 Dorodango! If you can make 1 or can make 20 why not get involved? Each Dorodango is unique, so it’s up to you to decide when the polishing is done. Everything you need to have a go will be provided, but if you would like to bring along a sample of soil from your garden, or favourite walk then please do so. 

Thanks to funding from the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places grant and Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership, Make Your Way will be working with communities in Carluke, Glassford, Lanark, Larkhall and Stonehouse to promote walking and cycling. This will be done through a diverse and engaging set of mechanisms to include creative workshops, route identification, digital mapping and an on the ground campaign. 

If you would like to get involved in any of the events, or have information you would like to share about your area then get in touch with the Make Your Way team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can keep up to date with the project via the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership website, on Twitter @ClydeAvonValley or on Facebook @ClydeandAvonValley and by using #MakeYourWay

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