How to make terracotta in Minecraft

Aakrit Sharma
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Terracotta is a prominent building block in Minecraft that can be collected naturally or through smelting. This guide will cover every method to obtain terracotta in Minecraft.

Minecraft allows players to build their houses and other structures with a wide range of blocks. While some offer durability, others provide a more vibrant look. Terracotta is a block with decent blast resistance, but it stands out because you can change its appearance with 16 dyes.

Here’s how you can get terracotta in Minecraft naturally or through smelting.

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All 16 types of Glazed terracotta in Minecraft

How to craft terracotta in Minecraft

You need to smelt a block of clay to obtain terracotta in Minecraft. However, to do so, you first need to obtain items like a clay block and a furnace. First, we’ll learn how to obtain these components.

How to make a furnace in Minecraft

You can make a furnace with eight blocks of cobblestone in Minecraft. Cobblestone is one of the most common materials in the game and you can find it easily in the Overworld.

Just open your crafting table and place the cobblestone blocks in this manner:

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Crafting recipe to make a furnace in MinecraftMojang

Now, move the furnace to your inventory and you can place it on the ground to start smelting things.

How to get clay balls and blocks in Minecraft

You can obtain four clay balls in Minecraft by breaking one clay block from the Overworld. The blocks primarily spawn in lush caves and if you break them with a tool equipped with the Silk Touch enchantment, the block drops itself.

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If you have clay balls, just add them to a crafting table to obtain clay blocks that can be further smelted to get terracotta.

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Crafting recipe to get clay blocks in Minecraft

How to craft terracotta and glazed terracotta

After obtaining clay blocks, you have to add them to a furnace with fuel (coal or wood) to obtain terracotta blocks. By default, they’ll have a brown texture.

Once you have the terracotta blocks, you can also dye them. To do so, open the crafting table and add eight blocks of terracotta with the desired dye in between. This will change the color of your building block.

Crafting method to make red terracotta in Minecraft

Minecraft also has a concept called glazed terracotta and you get these blocks by smelting colored blocks of terracotta. For instance, by smelting a red terracotta block, you get red glazed terracotta that is a lot more vibrant than the standard version.

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How to obtain terracotta naturally in Minecraft

You can find terracotta in abundance from the badlands biome in Minecraft. This includes the standard brown block and colors such as red, orange, yellow, brown, white, and light gray.

Villages are another source of terracotta in Minecraft. From mason houses in different types of villages, you can get unique terracotta blocks:

  • Uncolored terracotta – plains villages and desert villages
  • White terracotta – housing material in plains villages
  • Yellow, Orange, and Red terracotta – savanna villages
  • Lime terracotta – mason houses in desert villages

This was everything you need to know about terracota in Minecraft. The game has several other craftable items, and if you’re interested in them, make sure to check out our guides on how to make concrete in Minecraft, how to make stone bricks in Minecraft, and how to make Smooth Stone in Minecraft.

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].