Lewis Derry grew up in a home on the edge of a ten thousand acre game reserve. The freedom and solitude this gave him growing up helped him develop his personal approach to life. He learned how to create his own entertainment and played independently as a child. Since then he has been making pottery and running a business for about 7 years. He makes mostly functional pottery but also throws decorative bottles, vases and jars. He prefer to fire his pots in atmospheric kilns because this allows for more unexpected results to occur during the firing process. Keeping his pots unresolved until the last fire of the kiln is snuffed.