Albany slip clay

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Description

A dark, fine-grain clay obtained from near Albany, New York. Albany slip contains silicon dioxide (57.6%), aluminum oxide (14.5%), calcium oxide (5.7 %), iron oxide (5.2%), magnesium oxide (2.7%) and various alkalis (3.1%) (Fournier 1996). The dark brown to black clay was used by early American potter's as a black glaze for stoneware. It was often applied to the interior of salt glazed stoneware.

Synonyms and Related Terms

slip glaze

Melting Point 1240

Additional Information

R. Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Co., Radnor, PA, 1996.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992 Comment: composition

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