Glazed Terracotta

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Glazed Terracotta
White Glazed Terracotta.pngOrange Glazed Terracotta.pngMagenta Glazed Terracotta.pngLight Blue Glazed Terracotta.pngYellow Glazed Terracotta.pngLime Glazed Terracotta.pngPink Glazed Terracotta.pngGray Glazed Terracotta.pngLight Gray Glazed Terracotta.pngCyan Glazed Terracotta.pngPurple Glazed Terracotta.pngBlue Glazed Terracotta.pngBrown Glazed Terracotta.pngGreen Glazed Terracotta.pngRed Glazed Terracotta.pngBlack Glazed Terracotta.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data values

dec: 235 hex: EB bin: 11101011
dec: 250 hex: FA bin: 11111010



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Glazed terracotta is a vibrant solid block which comes in the 16 regular dye colors.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Smelting[edit | edit source]

The block can be obtained by smelting any stained clay. Smelting regular, clean blocks of hardened clay does not work.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Matching Stained Clay +
Any fuel

Breaking[edit | edit source]

Glazed terracotta requires a pickaxe to be mined. When mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

Glazed Terracotta
Hardness 1.4
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 7
Wooden 1.05
Stone 0.55
Iron 0.35
Diamond 0.3
Golden 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Due to its strikingly colorful appearance, glazed terracotta is primarily used for decoration. As a building material, its hardness is slightly less than stone, and its blast resistance is even lower than wood.

Several different 2x2 tile patterns.

Placement[edit | edit source]

When placed, glazed terracotta's texture will rotate depending on the direction the player is facing. If several glazed terracotta blocks of the same color are placed in the "correct" orientation in a 2x2 or greater area, the textures will line up to create a singular image, as demonstrated in the image to the right.

Texture[edit | edit source]

Creeper face on cyan terracotta.

Although the design of each individual glazed terracotta block is left to the player's interpretation, there are some obvious aspects in certain blocks:

  • Magenta blocks contain an arrow.
  • Cyan blocks contain a creeper face. (The design will be changed in a future snapshot[1])
  • Purple blocks contain the hilt of a sword and the head of a pickaxe.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the block.

History[edit | edit source]

1.12 17w06a Added glazed terracotta.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to Jeb, the terracotta blocks were inspired by a Moroccan styled bathroom floor at a hotel in California that he saw,[2] in Minecraft this block were designed by Johan Aronson.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Color-associated patterns[edit | edit source]

Some 6×6 patterns