Before pursuing a career in sculpture, Freddy De Waele was a pastry and chocolate arts teacher at the Hotel Management School Ter Groene Poorte in Bruges, Belgium. In order to optimise his chocolate designs, De Waele studied sculpture and drawing for nine years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bruges. Over the years, Freddy became aware that sculpting with chocolate has its limits. He started to look for a new, more versatile medium, which is when the artist started to explore working with bronze. There is a sunny playfulness to Freddy De Waele’s designs that show the pleasures of everyday life.