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.