Glazed Terra Cotta

I made this tutorial because I couldn’t find a single source that explained how to make GTC from start to finish. This is for java edition, I don’t know if it’s exactly the same on other platforms.

1

Find Clay. Clay can be found in lakes and rivers. Its nearly indistinguishable from sand until you get closer.


2

Sand is more yellow, and clay is more bluish-grey. Try to mine at least a few stacks, because the yield is 1 terra cotta block for every 4 clay you get.

(1 “stack” is 64)


3

Use shovel to dig. It goes faster if you remain on a surface, and then jump in the water to get the clay. Some floats, and some stays at the bottom.


4

Place clay into crafting area.

You can use a crafting table or your mini table.

4 raw clay produces one clay block.


5

Put clay blocks into furnace. You’ll get the raw terra cotta.
You can build with this or dye it and cook it to make the Glazed Terra cotta.


6

To dye the terra cotta, put your dye in the middle and 8 blocks around it.

In this tutorial, I’m making the light green one, but as of today, there are 16 colors / designs you can make.
This makes a nice building block also, but to glaze it, it goes in the furnace one more time. I know, it’s a lot of steps!!!


7

And there you have it! Go build something awesome!


8

There are 16 colors, because there are 16 dyes.

To learn how to make dyes, click here.