6″ Double Petal Ball Shell Workshop – Part I

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Tent 3 | Workshop

February 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Presented by: Ellen Webb, Cliff Pearson

Max Attendance: 16 Class Fee: $35

In this hands-on workshop participants will build 6” round double petal chrysanthemum shells. Using the traditional Japanese method, the inner petal will be formed with only black powder-coated rice hulls and tissue paper. It is recommended that participants have some shell-building experience beforehand. The 5” Ball Shell workshop, for instance, would provide an excellent background.

Registration Link: Click here to register for workshop

Additional Session Information
PPE Required
Age 18+


About Presenters

Ellen Webb

Ellen Webb is a retired Critical Care nurse who, until very recently, always admired all things pyrotechnic from afar. When her husband successfully battled cancer, they decided it was time to start doing things they had always wanted to do. So in 2017, they went to their first PGI Convention, and a shell-building class was all it took to firmly set the hook. Ellen returned home from PGI with a thumb drive full of pyro literature, 150 pounds of chemicals, and had a cement mixer on order. At the 2018 Convention Ellen entered 4 shells constructed with the same techniques to be taught in the class into Aerial Level 4, and was awarded 2nd Place. Her pyro interests include star rolling and Japanese-style ball shells.

Cliff Pearson

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