Non-commercial clay suited for stoneware was impossible to find in the Eastern Townships. On a  trip to Nova Scotia, Satoshi and Louise visited a clay pit operated by a brick company in the community of Lantz along the Shubenacadie River. This unexpected discovery filled them with excitement: they knew they had found an untreated clay of very high quality. They spent days manually preparing the clay back in their studio, hand-picking impurities out of the raw clay. From this date on, a substantial part of their ceramic work would be done using this very precious material, material which would give to some pieces their very distinctive warm and natural tone.





Lantz clay


Satoshi Saito