Unearthing clay is the first pivotal step in our quest of learning how to make terracotta in Minecraft. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newbie stepping into the blocky universe of Minecraft for the first time, our comprehensive guide will methodically walk you through the process.
Searching for Clay
Finding clay is an adventure in itself. Minecraft’s sprawling world is chock-full of assorted biomes and landscapes. Clay typically spawns in the form of a block on the underwater dirt surfaces of rivers and ponds. It may be a little difficult to spot as it closely resembles the standard dirt blocks under the water – but worry not! Clay blocks have a slightly lighter shade compared to dirt blocks. Keep this in mind while exploring underwater realms in your search for clay.
Once you’ve located clay blocks, it’s time to dig in. Keep your eyes peeled for the particle effects as you dig – the particles that fly out when digging clay are gray, unlike the brown particles that come out when digging dirt.
You’ll want a shovel for this task. A basic wooden shovel will suffice, but a diamond shovel makes the task quicker. We recommend using a shovel enchanted with Efficiency to speed up the digging process and Silk Touch to ensure blocks are dropped in their whole form rather than clay balls.
Rivers and ponds tend to be fairly shallow, and clay blocks are often found in easily accessible clusters. So, even if you’re not a great swimmer, you should be able to harvest plenty of clay. Just remember to return to the surface for air.
Now that we have gathered ample amounts of clay, the foundation stone to our terracotta creation, we move closer to the final goal.
How do You Make Terracotta in Minecraft
After gathering enough clay and smelting it into bricks, our next step in crafting terracotta in Minecraft is to transform these bricks into actual blocks of terracotta. We assure you, it’s straightforward and doesn’t demand higher skills or in-game materials.
The heart of crafting activities in Minecraft, Crafting Table, is your go-to station when it comes to crafting terracotta blocks. If you haven’t got one already, create it by arranging four wooden planks in a 2×2 grid in the crafting menu.
Once you’ve got your crafting table ready, it’s time to put it to use. Open the crafting table menu by right-clicking on it. There, you’ll find a 3×3 crafting grid. Now, all you need to do is fill all the boxes in the grid with your clay bricks. And voila! You get your block of terracotta.
Remember, unlike other Minecraft materials, you can’t reclaim terracotta by breaking crafted blocks. So, be sure where you want to place your blocks before you do.
Now comes the fun part: Dyeing Terracotta. With terracotta, you have the opportunity to add a splash of color to your Minecraft world. Terracotta can be dyed in any of Minecraft’s 16 colors. All you need is the appropriate dye and a crafting table.
To dye your terracotta, bring your newly created terracotta block and the dye of your choice to the crafting table. Place the dye in the center square of the grid, with the terracotta in one of the adjoining squares. You’ll now have a block of colored terracotta waiting to adorn your constructions.
Creating and using terracotta requires a transformative propensity, an eye for color, and an imagination that stands out. With these steps and techniques, you’re well on your way to becoming a master terracotta craftsperson.