A home is a home. It needs love and color – be it your real world or your virtual world – your Minecraft world. Now you can add beautiful colors to your little castle in Minecraft using glazed and colored terracotta. You can build prettier gardens, construct attractive furniture, and make other pleasing structures. And all this if you know how to make terracotta in Minecraft.
What is Minecraft?
If you have played Minecraft even once, you would know it is a universe made of blocks and textures. It is one of the most popular PC games in the online world. It has several versions, like Bedrock and Java Edition. And now this much-loved block-builder game is on VR also in both editions.
When you type Minecraft in your favorite search engine, you see numerous links and videos hankering for your attention. Most are related to ‘how to play Minecraft,’ or even more specific queries like ‘how to make terracotta in Minecraft.’
Millions of people are hooked on this game. And why not? It helps you relax and unwind. At the same time, it is an educational online game too. It unleashes creativity in you, teaches life skills, improves strategic thinking, and enhances decision-making skills, to list a few.
How to Make Terracotta in Minecraft?
Before we learn how to make terracotta in Minecraft, here is a fun fact. There are three kinds of Minecraft players, especially those using terracotta.
- Those who focus on utility and do not care much for beauty.
- Those who make beautiful structures, and do not care much about the utility of those structures.
- And then those who create things that are pretty-looking and functional too.
This tutorial is about making different types of terracotta in Minecraft for all three kinds of players. We will start with the players in the first category who are happy with natural terracotta pieces. These are the basic or the first kind with a smooth reddish-brown color.
In this blog post, we will see how to make terracotta in the Bedrock edition. The Bedrock edition is the most popular edition. Since it is playable on Windows devices, Android, iOS, Xbox One, Samsung Gear VR Windows, PlayStation 4 and 5, Fire OS/TV, and Nintendo Switch. These are the names of some devices and operating systems that support the Bedrock edition.
How to Make Terracotta from Clay
So, to make terracotta in Bedrock edition, these are things you will need:
- 4 Clay Blocks – you have to mine them. Clay is light-gray in color. You can find them in shallow ponds and lakes. Using a silk touch tool, you can break them into four blocks.
Follow these steps to make terracotta in Minecraft:
- Open the furnace menu.
- Place the clay at that top cell in the furnace GUI.
- Fill the lower cell with the fuel you want – like coal, wood, charcoal, etc.
- Wait for the arrow in the middle to fill. You can see the flames burning. I don’t know about you, but this gives me a surreal feeling.
- Once the terracotta is ready, it will appear on the cell on the right of the box.
- To use the terracotta, you need to move it to the inventory. This is a must. So don’t skip it.
- Repeat steps 1 – 6 to craft more blocks. Make at least eight more terracotta pieces to get colored ones.
This was the process of making terracotta in Minecraft from clay. Those who construct useful things can use this to build up the base and make other structures like gardens and sculptures.
How to Make Colored Terracotta
Next, how to make colored (or dyed) terracotta in Minecraft. These blocks beautify your space by adding color to a monotonous space.
The dyed and glazed terracotta pieces were introduced in the 1.12 version of the game. This update is called ‘The World of Color Update.’ This made the second and third kinds of Minecraft players happy as they appealed to their aesthetic sense.
To get dyed or glazed terracotta, stain the original pieces with dyes. There are sixteen dyes available in Minecraft. With the help of these dyes, you can create lovely patterns or add a dash of color to your builds, depending on how you place them.
To dye the terracotta, first get the original terracotta (just like you did in the process above). Like this, get at least eight pieces of terracotta. Along with that, you will need:
- Dye of your choice
- Crafting table
Once done, follow these steps to make colored terracotta in Minecraft:
- Place 8 pieces of terracotta on the crafting table.
- Place the dye in the middle cell like this:
This way, you will get eight pieces of dyed terracotta in the color of the dye you used. Using different dyes, and eight pieces of terracotta each time, you will see how to make terracotta in Minecraft of different colors. You can then use them to make pretty structures of various sizes and shapes – from small things like tables to big things like castles.
How to Make Glazed Terracotta
Some players say that they are the best blocks in Minecraft. While others go crazy with the different patterns and designs. Glazed terracotta are versatile pieces. You can make yourself and place them in various ways.
To get glazed terracotta pieces, smelt the dyed terracotta pieces in the furnace once again. You can do this by placing a colored terracotta piece in the top cell of the furnace GUI. And use a fuel of your choice in the cell below. Once done, you will get four patterns in each colored and glazed piece of terracotta.
When you use all sixteen colors (with four patterns on each dye) you can make (16 X 4 = 64) sixty-four patterned glazed terracotta. This makes for plenty of exquisite blocks to build charming structures.
Uses of Terracotta in Minecraft
The ultimate use of terracotta in Minecraft is to build structures. Whether you use original terracotta blocks, colored blocks, or glazed ones, you use them only for creating things. Furthermore, the glazed and dyed pieces can be used for the beautification of spaces. Some patterned blocks can be used for meaningful purposes. For example, the magenta blocks with arrow designs can guide the players to move in a specific direction.
But that’s one way to look at it. Those who love creating nice-looking forms, fall in love with the glazed terracotta blocks. They use them in multiple ways – sometimes to make the virtual landscapes look prettier and sometimes to make essential items more good-looking.
Can Terracotta Generate in Minecraft Naturally?
Apart from learning how to make terracotta in Minecraft, you can also get it from natural sources. These natural resources are the badlands, mesa, or other biomes. Over there, you can find a lot of uncolored or colored natural terracotta in light gray, yellow, and red-orange colors. You can also swim virtually to warm water underwater ruins. There you will get special light-blue terracotta blocks. And if you head towards the desert pyramids, you can find terracotta in vibrant oranges and blues.
Minecraft is a wonderful game of creativity. Knowing how to make terracotta in Minecraft (original, dyed, or glazed) can help you to enhance and express your imagination. You can make amazing terracotta blocks by using only three things – the furnace GUI, clay, and dye. These terracotta blocks will improve the aesthetics of your virtual universe. So go ahead and make some unique colorful structures already.