How to make terracotta in Minecraft

Minecraft has a wide range of building blocks that you can use to build a foundation. They can be simple stone blocks or they can be concrete blocks that can be colored to give structures a more elegant look. Concrete is not the only block you can paint and use in construction. There is also terracotta.

Terracotta in Minecraft

Terracotta is cured from clay in Minecraft. Clay appears in the form of a block and is found in shallow lakes. It is usually the second or third row in a lake. It can occur in medium-sized shakes but most wines are small.

To craft terracotta in Minecraft, you need;

  • A clay block
  • Firewood

Get a clay block

To get a clay block, you have to mine it. When mined, it releases clay balls. You can then pick up a clay block from the clay balls. You need four balls of clay to build one block of clay.

To mine clay, look for it in shallow pools. It is gray-ish in color and can be mined with any kind of shovel. Break as you would on a block of sand or dirt. Collect the clay balls.

Craft clay block

Now that you have clay balls, you can make a clay block.

  1. Open the crafting board.
  2. Place the four clay balls in a 2 × 2 shape.
  3. Assemble the clay block.

Make terracotta in Minecraft

Terracotta is cured in a furnace.

  1. Open the furnace.
  2. Put fuel in the fuel slot (coal, wood, seaweed, etc)
  3. Place the clay block in the melting slot.
  4. Assemble a terracotta block.

Terracotta dies

Terracotta, like concrete, can be dyed. To color a terracotta block, you need the color of choice and 8 terracotta blocks.

  1. Open the crafting board.
  2. Put the color in a middle cell ie the second cell of the second row.
  3. Place a terracotta block in all remaining cells.
  4. Gather the colored terracotta.


Terracotta is just as strong against stone. It will take a lot of time to build enough to build out an entire home, even if your home is small. If you are ambitious, you can craft an entire home / foundation out of it but you will be looking for clay for a long time. You may also need to do it several times as clay balls cannot be stacked in stacks of 16 instead of stacks of 64 which is common for most blocks in Minecraft. Once you dye a terracotta block, you cannot change its color to a different color. It’s a good idea to check out the color you get on a few blocks before you die all out.

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