In the late 1960's, Richard Kerb, a Seattle, Washington Native, moved to Missouri. When the Den of Metal Arts opened for business in 1969, he had been doing metal sculpturing for a year. In 1987, Richard moved the business to I-44 in Conway, MO and started making silhouettes in 1988. In the first year he designed and was selling 80 silhouettes. In the 14 years since opening, the Den of Metal Arts has expanded seven times. It takes a lot of teamwork to get the silhouettes to look just right, and Richard and his wife, Judy are proud to recognize that this work is entirely done by hand. Richard is currently keeping the more than 30 year old business a family affair, operating it with the help of his wife, son and daughter. It is a thriving and growing business.