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    How to find and harden clay in Minecraft to make clay blocks?

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    Finding clay blocks in Minecraft

    Getting clay in the game can sometimes be boring, but its essence is very simple. Like its real-life counterpart, it is associated with humid environments, so that's where you should look for it.

    In this way it is best to look for a large body of water such as a river or a lake and pay attention to its banks and the bottom. Natural clay is gray in color and as you can imagine it is usually found together with sand.



    In this sense it is advisable to have at least one bucket to move the water because the environment can complicate the extraction. You can take water with your bucket and mobilize it, if you don't have one at hand you can make it from an iron sheet. Either way, take the predictions you think are relevant and extract as much as possible.

    To extract it most efficiently, it is best to use a shovel. If it is enchanted with a touch of silk, you will directly get clay blocks in Minecraft, otherwise it will come » divided »In 4 pieces of clay.

    On the other hand, you can also get hardened clay or earthenware in some biomes, for example Mesa, where they are very abundant. The problem here is that such biomes are quite rare to find.

    Harden the clay

    The hardening process of the clay is given thanks to a firing mechanism. This can be achieved simply using an oven, the oven can also be created by yourself, and placing the clay and some fuel there.

    To make the oven, you must first obtain at least 8 blocks of mining stone pebbles. These blocks, you must then place them on the crafting table by making a square and leaving the central square empty.



    With this furnace, now you just have to get yourself some fuel. It can be any wooden object, but the most recommended and efficient are the cauldrons of lava and coal. Having everything ready, you can now cook your own blocks.

    If you cook directly the " pieces »Of clay, you will get bricks and with them you can make blocks of bricks, very beautiful for making a picturesque house. If, on the other hand, you want to obtain terracotta or hardened clay, you must first have the clay block as it is.

    If you don't have the Silk Touch spell, you should only use the " pieces »Clay to recreate the clay blocks in Minecraft. You do it by placing four " pieces »Of clay on the processing grid, creating a square.

    With this you will get a block of clay for each group of 4 clay units you use. Note that in this case, you don't even need a work table to do this step.

    Already with your clay block, you just have to put it in an oven and add fuel to harden it.   Generally, 1 piece of charcoal is used for every 7 blocks you will cook.


    Dye clay

    Another way to get the most out of yours clay blocks in Minecraft is to color them with dyes. Once you have your terra cotta or hardened clay, you can dye it any color of your choice just like wool or concrete.

    To do this, you just need to place one of the 16 dyes in the center of the production table and completely surround it with terracotta. This way you will get blocks with the color of your choice, remember that there are up to 16 different colors, so you just have to use your imagination.


    Also, these color blocks can be pass in the oven and in this case glazed tiles or terracotta would be obtained. Depending on the color, each of these will have a very particular design.

    In addition to clay, Minecraft has other elements like gold and minerals that you need to look for by digging.

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