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About UV Metal Arts

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UV Metal Arts is a custom metal fabrication shop founded in 2003 (or “job shop”) and is located in Columbia, Missouri. It is owned and operated by Yuval “UV” Awazu. As can be seen in the image galleries, there is a great variety of work that UV is capable of producing. UV’s passionate involvement in metal working started at the turn on the millennium in Chicago with the custom building of bicycle frames. Bicycle frame building organically evolved into a metal fabrication business due to the needs of fellow artists, architects, contractors, and business and home owners. A notable relationship was made at the beginning of the great recession with Icon Modern, a design company supplying Starbucks (Mid-West division) with custom made furniture for their upper tier locations. This allowed for the expansion of the shop and the hiring of employees. UV’s business and family moved to Columbia, MO in 2012, which brought a new opportunity as an apprentice with the master, artist-blacksmith, and fabricator, Don Asbee, of Hartsburg, MO. Blacksmithing has expanded the “vocabulary” that UV uses to communicate through his metal work. You will find UV friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive to your project needs.

UV Metal Arts is a custom metal fabrication shop founded in 2003 (or “job shop”) and is located in Columbia, Missouri. It is owned and operated by Yuval “UV” Awazu. As can be seen in the image galleries, there is a great variety of work that UV is capable of producing. UV’s passionate involvement in metal working started at the turn on the millennium in Chicago with the custom building of bicycle frames. Bicycle frame building organically evolved into a metal fabrication business due to the needs of fellow artists, architects, contractors, and business and home owners. A notable relationship was made at the beginning of the great recession with Icon Modern, a design company supplying Starbucks (Mid-West division) with custom made furniture for their upper tier locations. This allowed for the expansion of the shop and the hiring of employees. UV’s business and family moved to Columbia, MO in 2012, which brought a new opportunity as an apprentice with the master, artist-blacksmith, and fabricator, Don Asbee, of Hartsburg, MO. Blacksmithing has expanded the “vocabulary” that UV uses to communicate through his metal work. You will find UV friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive to your project needs.​

Yuval "UV" Awazu

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(573) 573-4284