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How to Make Terracotta in Minecraft

How to Make Terracotta in Minecraft Bedrock Edition (2023)

You can build just about anything with it

Terracotta’s main purpose in Minecraft has been building structures and decorations for years. While 1.20 introduces some pottery mechanics involving it, creating decorations is still the go-to reason to use this block. If you want to learn more, continue reading to discover how to make terracotta in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

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How to Make Terracotta in Minecraft Bedrock Edition (2023)

There are three main parts to making different kinds of terracotta in Minecraft:

  1. Smelting
  2. Dyeing
  3. Glazing

The first step to this is smelting! More specifically, you’ll have to use clay blocks in a furnace to make terracotta blocks. Make sure you use clay blocks instead of its item form: regular clay turns into bricks!

After you toss in your clay, burn some fuel and wait for the timer to end, you’ll get a regular terracotta block! Now, we move on to dyeing and glazing it.

Minecraft Smelting Terracotta
Image via Minecraft Bedrock Edition

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Making Dyed and Glazed Terracotta

The next step is to begin dyeing your terracotta. To do this, you’ll need at least eight terracotta blocks and one dye of your choice. In the example picture below, I used red dye to make red terracotta, but you can do this with any color you want.

Minecraft Bedrock Making Dyed and Glazed Terracotta
Use dyes to color your terracotta before smelting it in your furnace! | Image via Minecraft Bedrock Edition

Once you get your hands on some colored terracotta, you can use it in a furnace again to turn it into glazed terracotta! These directional blocks allow you to create some fun 2×2 patterns depending on how you place them down and which directions you use. Give it a try if you want to experiment!

Can You Get Terracotta in Minecraft Java Edition?

Don’t worry, Java players; I won’t leave you out of the conversation. Fortunately, yes, anyone playing Minecraft Java Edition can also make terracotta using the methods I mentioned above. You can also smelt, craft and glaze terracotta to make some fun decorative blocks!

Alternatively, anyone on Java and Bedrock Editions can find terracotta by exploring badlands biomes. These biomes are large desert areas with red sand and mountains of colored terracotta blocks. Although they’re rare, they provide a ton of these blocks if you can find them. Just make sure to bring a trusty diamond pickaxe if you have one!

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.