clay ball

Minecraft Item

Clay is an item which is obtained when a clay block is mined with a shovel of any type that does not have a Silk Touch enchantment. When clay is mined, the clay block will always drop four pieces of clay unless you used a tool with Silk Touch.Four clay can be crafted together to reform clay blocks or heated in a furnace to create bricks . Clay can be found underwater or just on the shore of water, usually in star-shaped patterns.The most common areas to find clay is in swamp biomes, because of its abundance of shallow water.

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Type Raw Material
Stackable? Yes
First Appearance Alpha 1.0.3
Data Values Hex: 151 Dec: 337


Clay can be used to make clay blocks by putting four together in a square (see crafting section). Clay blocks can then be made into hardened clay . The other way to use clay is to smelt it directly into bricks to made into brick blocks.


  • Clay is often found on the bottom of lakes and large water masses, but rivers and, to a lesser extent, ponds, can also have it.

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