Fountain & Gerb Workshop
Tent 3 | Workshop
February 18, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Presented by: Scott Morton, Kurt Medlin, Mason JensenMax Attendance: 20 Class Fee: $15
What was the first firework that made you love Fireworks? For so many, and myself, it was a simple cone fountain or a tube fountain that hooked me. Something so simple as a fountain, a small firework that throws out the most beautiful sparks. We’ll guess what, in this class you see how easy it is to build your own fountain! Come back in time with us as we rebuild our childhood memories.
You will have the option to build a cone fountain or a “gerb” fountain. Choose from golden sparks, bright silver sparks, or maybe even try the golden glitter! Guess what, you then get to light your hand made fountain fountain on the C shooting line, and see how you did!
Come have fun, this class is is very simple. Whether it’s your first time here or seasoned pyro, this class will put a smile on your face.
Additional Session Information
Scott Morton a relative newcomer to the organized pyro community, has enjoyed fireworks for as long as he can remember. His interest in making fireworks eventually led to his finding Ned Gorski and Fireworking.com, and then into the pyro community with membership in WPA and PGI. Scott has become an accomplished builder of ground and aerial fireworks. His current areas of special interest include Italian Cylinder shells, the glitter effect, and all ground fireworks, specifically items that spin! When not studying or making fireworks, Scott is a fireman and paramedic who enjoys spending time with his wife Amy.
Kurt Medlin first began trying to make fireworks around age 10 (with the patient tolerance of his mother and the encouragement of his father!). An avid collector of fireworks books and publications, Kurt acquired copies of the classic texts by Weingart, Davis, and Lancaster by his late teens. Kurt joined the PGI in 1982 at age 22, attended his first PGI convention in 1983 and gave his first seminar at the 1986 PGI convention. Kurt worked his first public fireworks display in 1984. Kurt is a life member of both the PGI & WPA and a former board member of both organizations.
Kurt has given seminars at previous PGI conventions and WPA Winter Blast conventions on black powder rockets, tourbillions, girandolas, large bore candles, fountain and wheel construction, and traditional Italian shell building. In addition to hands-on firework making, Kurt is interested in fireworks history and collecting antiquarian fireworks literature.
Hailing from Southern Idaho, Mason is a collector of weird literature, dangerous chemicals, and a reasonable amount of string. He works full time in the family fireworks business, Acme Fireworks. When he isn’t involved with fireworks Mason spends his time relaxing with his small family, cooking large BBQ, and playing miniature golf.