Clay (ball)

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Clay (ball)



Yes‌[Java Edition only]


Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 337 hex: 151 bin: 101010001

Namespaced ID


Clay is the item obtained from clay blocks used for crafting or making bricks.


Clay is obtained when a clay block is broken with a non-Silk Touch tool. Each block yields four clay balls.

Natural generation[edit]

Clay can be found in 14.3% of desert village house chests in stacks of 1, and in 20.8% of village mason chests in stacks of 1–3.

Hero of the Village[edit]

In Java Edition if a player has the Hero of the Village status effect, a Mason Villager might give that player a clay block as thanks. This can be placed and broken to harvest clay balls.


Clay can be crafted back together to form clay blocks or baked in a furnace to create bricks.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Clay Clay (ball)

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Brick Clay (ball) +
Any fuel

This recipe awards 0.3 experience.


Novice-level stone mason villager buy 10 clay for an emerald as part of their trade.


Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.11Clay Revision 1.png Added clay.
Java Edition
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 337.
1.1418w43aClay.png The texture of clay has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0Clay Revision 1.png Added clay.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta The texture of clay has now been changed.
10-13 clay can now be sold to stone mason villagers for an emerald.
1.11.0beta can now be found in village mason chests and desert village house chests.
beta has now been changed, stone mason villagers will now buy 10 clay for an emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Clay Revision 1.png Added clay.
1.90Clay.png The texture of clay has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Clay Revision 1.png Added clay.


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