Rick Batten - Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Rick Batten is an American artist born in Pennsylvania who spent his developing years in Florida. There he studied many technical skills that included material fabrication, aviation maintenance, and metal foundry. The skills he developed proved invaluable in his career as an artist.
Throughout his career, Batten has been working as an artist and an artistic technical advisor. His research has led him around the world, teaching, conducting workshops, and managing facilities. He has been a vital figure in many iron casting workshops and conferences in many places including America, England, and Poland. He has been and is an influential figure to many. His influence is greatly present in the Sculpture Trails Iron Workshops that continue to run each year.