Geri Forkner’s fiber art is defined by two life-long passions: to make one of everything and to save materials from the global scrapheap. She studied weaving and surface design at Georgia State University, guild workshops, and craft schools. As a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Geri combines her love of traditional processes with new techniques and technologies. She teaches both children and adults and exhibits her award winning fiber art internationally. Geri recently finished a residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts as part of the Appalachian Craft and Culture Fellowship.