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This is 85% Alberta Slip, 11% lithium and 4% tin fired at cone 6 in oxidation. Like the original Albany version, it has a very low thermal expansion (because of the high lithium content) and likes to shiver on many bodies.
Alberta Slip, 20 Years of Substitution for Albany Slip
Alberta Slip makes a great base for glazes because not only is it almost a complete glaze by itself but it has low thermal expansion, it works well with frits and slurry properties can be adjusted.
GA6-G - Alberta Slip Lithium Brown Cone 6
Plainsman Cone 6 Alberta Slip based glaze. It can be found among others at http://albertaslip.com.
Replace Lithium Carbonate With Lithium Frit Using Insight-Live
Raw lithium carbonate can often be replaced with a lithium-containing frit if you can do the chemistry. And you can at insight-live.com.