Bergen Teschner


Fire and Blooms is the floral designs and pottery of Bergen Teschner.

My love of flowers began at sixteen when I took a floral design class in high school. Winning “Best of Show” at the end of the semester prompted me to apply for a job at the local florist. I loved it. In college I discovered another 3D art—pottery! At university I received a bachelor’s in ceramics and sculpture. Over the next ten years I continued floral design by doing wedding flowers for friends and family, always longing for the job of my youth. Each time I picked up the clippers and found myself among buckets of florals, I would realize how deeply I missed that feeling—the feeling of belonging. This summer after creating floral arrangements for several weddings, I've decided to join my two arts into one business. I’ve named it Fire & Blooms. Botanicals influence my pottery and sculpture informs my floral design. With both, I pull together something new using my hands, the earth, fire and flowers.

I love celebration. I enjoy being able to create beauty to enhance celebration. I focus mainly on foraged florals, wildflowers and locally grown flowers. In both ceramics and floral design no two of my pieces will ever be exactly alike, which is part of the magic. I look forward to bringing magic and beauty into your life.