How to Make Terracotta in Minecraft 

 Last Modified March 21, 2022

 Published March 19, 2022

By  Peter Schwartz

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Terracotta is an orange-colored clay-like material that you can create in Minecraft. It has a variety of uses, such as building walls, floors, and roofs. In this guide, we will show you how to make terracotta in Minecraft.

It was added by Mojang to the game on Minecraft 1.12. Since then it has been very popular due to the amazing decorative blocks that you are able to create with it.

What is Terracotta in Minecraft?


In Minecraft, hardened clay is one of the many components used to construct stunning buildings. It has the same blast resistance as most other stone blocks in the game, too.

This hardened clay is what we call as Terracotta. When terracotta is colored using dyes, it becomes a duller hue of the dye color rather than a more vibrant one.


Terracotta was first leaked in a screenshot by developer Dinnerbone on April 24th, 2013. It was introduced in the 13w17a update under the name hardened clay, which was promptly incorporated into the game.

Later, the creators offered color options to the hardened clay. It's name would then be changed to Terracotta.

This all took place in the Minecraft 1.12 17w16a update, also known as the World of Color Update. Since then it became a norm to know how to make terracotta in Minecraft.

Today's Minecraft players can choose from a variety of terracotta variants and beautiful creations that mix the block's various hues and tones.

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How to Make Terracotta in Minecraft

Making this block is not hard and the necessary resources are not hard to get at all. However, you might have a harder time gathering the dye you want for the specific colors you wish.

To make terracotta in Minecraft you will need:

  • Forge
  • Clay / Clay blocks
  • Fuel for the forge
  • Dye (optional)

Once you have the necessary ingredients you can then start crafting it. To do so please follow these easy steps.

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Step 1: Make Clay Blocks

If you have chosen to gather clay blocks rather than clay then you won't need to do this step.

To make clay blocks all you need to do is use a crafting table or your inventory menu and arrange 4 clay together. It will then craft a clay block.

Once you have done it, move the clay blocks to your inventory.

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Step 2: Use the Furnace

Open the furnace menu by right clicking on it. Afterwards add fuel to your furnace. You can use coal, charcoal or any wood.

You can then add the blocks of clay in the furnace with the fire burning. This will result in the production of plain Terracotta which is the orange variant.

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Step 3: Dye the Terracotta to your Hearts Desire

Now that you know how to make terracotta in Minecraft it's the best time to go all out! Terracotta can also be colored, just like wool, glass, and concrete blocks. It is dyed and left to dry in sets of eight.

You are going to need one dye to color every eight blocks of terracotta. You can dye it by putting the dye in the middle of the crafting table's menu with the remaining spaces filled with the terracotta.

Do know that once you can't re-dye Terracotta.

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Step 4: Glazing the Terracotta

The possibilities are endless with terracotta planters. You may not only cook them, but you can also heat-glaze and decorate them afterward to create one of 16 distinct glazed terracotta blocks.

They may be installed separately or grouped into a variety of four-block design types, as seen on Reddit. Please note that plain terracotta cannot be glazed.

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How to Find Terracotta in Minecraft

If you are not much of a crafter do know that you can actually find terracotta and mine it. You are able to find most of the dyed terracotta but not the glazed ones.

You can find naturally spawned terracotta from the different biomes and regions in Minecraft. This method requires you to travel a lot which is why it is better to learn how to make terracotta in Minecraft.

In the badlands biomes you can find these terracotta variants:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Light grey
  • Brown
  • Plain Terracotta

In desert Pyramids you can find these terracotta variants:

  • Orange
  • Blue

In underwater ruins you can find this terracotta variant:

  • Light Blue

To harvest this block all you need to do is break the block using a pickaxe and when it gets destroyed it will drop on the ground.

You can then pick it up as it gets added in to your inventory. Pretty straightforward.

However if you know how to make terracotta in Minecraft, we can say that it is faster and more efficient since you won't need to travel much at all.

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Peter Schwartz


My name is Peter Schwartz or better known as Mr.MCRP. I am an Avid Minecraft fan since it was first released in 2009. I gathered a group of smart and awesome Minecraft fans as well and we have compiled tons and tons of texture packs and we have dedicated it to help you - fellow fans to get the best texture packs ever.

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