|“||Once you’ve stained your terracotta to a hue of your choosing, stick it in a furnace with a suitable fuel, and smelt it into its final form: beautiful, colorful blocks, textured with ornate patterns, perfect for adorning smaller sized builds.||„|
|— Ash Davis|
The block can be obtained by smelting any stained terracotta. Smelting regular, clean blocks of terracotta does not work.
|Matching Dyed Terracotta +
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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:
- See also: Block states
||The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the block.|
|1.12||17w06a||Added glazed terracotta.|
|The white, orange, magenta and cyan blocks originally had these textures.|
|17w13a||The white, orange, magenta and cyan block textures were changed. This change was to remove patterns that could contain offensive imagery. However, it is still possible to create some. This was reported as a bug, with the resolution being "won't fix."|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||17w47a||The ID has been changed from
|18w09a||Purple glazed terracotta now generates on some underwater ruins.|
|1.1||build 1||Added glazed terracotta.|
|build 3||Updated textures of white, orange, magenta and cyan glazed terracotta.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||Patch 3||Added glazed terracotta.|
- 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.
The first instance of glazed terracotta appears in this banner for snapshot 17w06a. (top center of structure)