In 1978, Wally Asselberghs took on a 12 year-education in ceramics at the Academy of Hoboken,
later in Berchem. He also took part in several additional courses in his home country and abroad.
In 1995 - during a workshop of Margot Spiegel - he came across Naked Raku for the first time, the Western variant to an old Japanese technique. This first encounter led to his decision to specialize in this technique. In 1998 he started organising workshops in Antwerp. From April 2003 onwards he is being invited to the USA to share his expertise with fellow enthousiasts. An article about this was published in the international ceramics magazine ‘Clay Times’. Places where he was invited to conduct workshops include Arizona, California, Georgia, Texas, South Carolina and Alberta (Canada). He also gave a lecture at the ‘Ceramic Sculpture Conference’ in Davis. In 2004 his work appeared in the book 'Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques' and in 2006 in Irene Poulton's 'Fired Up With Raku' (Australia).
He creates organic objects out of which he tries to distill a visual language, a language that reduces his favourite forms - animal, natural and human - to their purest essence and simplicity.