How to make terracotta in minecraft

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How to make terracotta in minecraft

Looking for smooth blocks in solid colors to build your base? Such blocks are rare, so knowing how to make terracotta in Minecraft is useful. Terracotta can be stained to produce different colors or glazed to create elaborate designs.


The information in this article applies to Minecraft on all platforms.

How to make terracotta in minecraft




How to get terracotta in Minecraft

You can find terracotta blocks if you look hard, but it’s easier to make your own. To make terracotta in Minecraft, melt blocks of clay in a furnace.


  1. Own clay balls. Look in shallow water for light gray blocks. You will need 4 clay balls for each terracotta block you want to make, so collect as many as you can.


  2. Do Clay. Combine 4 clay balls in the crafting grid.


  3. Build an oven. To create an oven, place 8 cobblestones on the outer boxes of the artboard grid, leaving the middle box empty.

    To build a crafting table, use 4 wooden planks of any kind.


  4. place your Oven on the ground and interact with it to open the casting menu.


  5. Put Clay in the top box on the left side of the casting menu.


  6. Put a fuel source (such as Coal or Records) in the bottom box on the left side of the casting menu.


  7. Wait for the progress bar to fill. When the casting process is complete, drag the terracotta block into your inventory.


Where can I find terracotta in Minecraft?

Terracotta occurs naturally in badlands (also known as tabletop biomes). One of the weirder biomes in Minecraft, the Badlands consist of canyons, red sand, and little else. However, they are a great place to mine for gold and terracotta.



What do I need to make terracotta?

You only need a few materials to make Terracotta:


  • Clay block (made from 4 clay balls)
  • Furnace (made from 8 cobblestones)



How can I use terracotta in minecraft?

Terracotta blocks are smooth building blocks that can be stained and glazed in different colors. They are used for decorative purposes only and can create a variety of vibrant patterns.



How to make terracotta blocks of different colors

To dye Terracotta in Minecraft, place any to dye in the center of the artboard and place 8 terracotta blocks in the surrounding boxes. This will give you a solid colored building block.


You can make 16 different dyes by crafting, combining, or melting specific materials:


To dye Materials Method
Black Ink sack or lily of the valley elaboration
Blue Lapis lazuli or Cornflower elaboration
Brown Cocoa beans elaboration
cyan blue + green tint elaboration
Gray white + black tint elaboration
Green Cactus Foundry
Light Blue Blue Orchid or Blue+White Tint elaboration
Lime Sea brine or green + white dye Foundry
Orange Orange tulip or red + yellow tint elaboration
Pink Pink tulip, peony or red tint + white tint elaboration
Violet blue + red tint elaboration
Red Poppy, red tulip, rosebush or beetroot elaboration
White Bone Meal or Lily of the Valley elaboration
Yellow dandelion or sunflower elaboration



How do I add patterns to the terracotta?

To glaze your Tinted Terracotta in different patterns, melt it in a Kiln.


Laying glazed terracotta blocks will result in different patterns depending on which direction you are facing when you place them on the ground. With four possible patterns for 16 colors, that makes 64 unique designs you can make with glazed terracotta.


Frequently asked questions

  • How durable is terracotta?

    Terracotta blocks are comparable to most stone blocks in terms of durability. Two blocks can fully absorb a Creeper’s blast, but will be destroyed in the process. Similarly, a single terracotta block can protect against a Creeper blast from one tile away and protect whatever is behind it, but the block will be destroyed.

  • Are there other ways to get terracotta?

    Thanks to the Village & Pillage Update, which was released in 2019, it is also possible to purchase terracotta blocks from the mason villagers. Villagers will take over the stonecutter job if they claim a job site block near a stonecutter.

  • How do I remove color from a terracotta block?

    Once a terracotta block has been stained, the color cannot be removed or changed. However, you can replace the blocks with ones of different colors.

  • What does “Error Code: Terracotta” mean?

    A Terracotta error code means Minecraft can’t sign in to your Microsoft account. Make sure your version of Minecraft is up to date and double check that your login details are correct. Then keep trying to log in for a couple of minutes, after which you should be able to get past the error and get back into the game.





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