Kay Rashka has taught various metal smithing classes for the past 21 years, after learning to solder over 35 years ago. During the day she is a scientist at a local biotech company. Her website can be found at www.kayrashka.com and her blog is at www.kayrashka.blogspot.com. Kay has written a book with Kalmbach Publishing titled "Bead Meets Metal" which features her metalwork designs incorporating an eclectic mix of beads. The cover of the September 2011 issue of Art Jewelry magazine featured a silver soldered earrings project designed by Kay. Kay has taught at Sievers School of Fiber Arts (Washington Island, WI), Meant to Bead (Sun Prairie, WI), Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI), Peninsula School of Art (Fish Creek, WI), the Bead & Button show (Milwaukee, WI) and the Art Glass & Bead Show in Madison, Wisconsin. Her work is currently available at The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Museum Store (MMoCA).