Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Smelting[edit | edit source]
The block can be obtained by smelting any stained terracotta. Smelting regular, clean blocks of terracotta does not work.
|Matching Dyed Terracotta +
Breaking[edit | edit source]
Glazed terracotta requires a pickaxe to be mined. When mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
|Breaking time[note 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.
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]
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.
- Purple blocks contain the hilt of a sword and the head of a pickaxe.
Data values[edit | edit source]
Glazed terracotta is defined by its ID and block data. Glazed terracotta also has a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.
Block data[edit | edit source]
- See also: Data values
Glazed terracotta uses its block data to specify its orientation (which is opposite to the direction the player was facing when the block was placed).
|A 2-bit field storing a value from 0 to 3:
Block state[edit | edit source]
- See also: Block states
||The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the block.|
History[edit | edit source]
|1.12||17w06a||Added glazed terracotta.|
The white, orange, magenta and cyan blocks originally had these textures.
The white, orange, magenta and cyan block textures were changed. This change was to remove patterns that could contain offensive imagery.
Added glazed terracotta.
Updated textures of white, orange, magenta and cyan glazed terracotta.
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||Patch 3||Added glazed terracotta.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Glazed Terracotta” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- According to Jeb, the inspiration for glazed terracotta blocks came from a Moroccan-styled bathroom floor at a hotel in California.
- Glazed terracotta blocks were designed by Johan Aronson.
- Glazed terracotta cannot be moved by slime blocks.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
The first instance of glazed terracotta appears in this banner for snapshot 17w06a. (top center of structure)
Color-associated patterns[edit | edit source]
- Some 6×6 patterns
References[edit | edit source]
- “I got the inspiration from a bathroom floor at a hotel in California. They had Moroccan style tiles that looked amazing” – @jeb_, February 11, 2017
- “Uh oh, we'll fix it for the next snapshot. You won't believe how much time and effort we (or rather, @JohanAronson) put into getting rid of accidental nazis out of these blocks.” – /u/Jeb, February 8, 2017