Minecraft How To

Where To Find Clay In Minecraft

In this quick how-to tutorial, we'll show you where to find clay in Minecraft. 

Minecraft clay is an item that can be crafted to make bricks or clay blocks.

How To Get Clay Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Get Clay

How To Get Clay In Minecraft

1. Find A Clay Block

First, we need to find a block of clay to mine. You can find clay blocks in water.

Find A Clay Block

2. Select A Shovel

The fastest way to mine clay is with a shovel. Any shovel will work, including the diamond shovel, golden shovel, iron shovel, stone shovel, or wooden shovel.

Select A Shovel

In our example, we are using the diamond shovel.

3. Mine The Clay Block

You can mine the clay blocks using the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: left click on the clay block and hold
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the clay block and hold
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the RT button and hold
  • PS3, PS4: press the R2 button and hold
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZR button and hold

Keep breaking the block until the clay appears.

Mine The Clay Block

4. Pick Up The Clay

Now, pick up the clay. Once picked up, you should see clay in your Hotbar.

You now have clay! You can use clay balls to make bricks in a furnace or you can craft them back to clay blocks.

Minecraft Clay Command

You can also use a Give Command to make clay balls in Minecraft. The clay ball command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the clay ball command in Minecraft, open your chat window and type in the command below that pertains to your version of Minecraft:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p clay_ball 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p clay_ball 1 0

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