Theresa Batty received a BFA from Evergreen State College after studying at L’ecole Des Beaux Arts, Lyon France with an emphasis in film and photography. She pursued post-graduate work in sculpture with scholarships to Pratt Fine Arts Center and Pilchuck Glass School. Batty received a “Special Student” scholarship to Konstfack Academy of Fine Art & Design in Stockholm, Sweden 1997. She has been working with Bertil Vallien since 1992, assisting with his teaching projects and many casting projects. She was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and remains a Canadian citizen although she now resides in Seattle. Batty teaches glass casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center and the Borhnolm Glass and Ceramic School in Borhnolm, Denmark. She is also an avid rower and has been competing since 1985.