See § Data values
See § Data values
|“||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.
Purple glazed terracotta generates in cold underwater ruins.
Orange glazed terracotta generates in savanna village armorer houses.[upcoming 1.14]
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.
The magenta glazed terracotta pattern includes an arrow (⬆) design which can be used to point to things or direct players. A guide is shown below, in order to correctly place the arrow direction (based on testing). "Facing" means where the player is relative to the front of the block being placed, such as 'below' means the player is below or roughly below the block.
|Front||Pointing left ◀|
|Left||Pointing down 🔻|
|Right||Pointing Up 🔼|
|Above||Pointing Down 🔻|
Most textures have reflection symmetry along a diagonal line that goes from corner to corner, although the colors of individual pixels can differ slightly. Even the asymmetric textures mostly have their edges designed so that they can form decorative patterns.
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.
|White Glazed Terracotta|
|Orange Glazed Terracotta|
|Magenta Glazed Terracotta|
|Light Blue Glazed Terracotta|
|Yellow Glazed Terracotta|
|Lime Glazed Terracotta|
|Pink Glazed Terracotta|
|Gray Glazed Terracotta|
|Light Gray Glazed Terracotta|
|Cyan Glazed Terracotta|
|Purple Glazed Terracotta|
|Blue Glazed Terracotta|
|Brown Glazed Terracotta|
|Green Glazed Terracotta|
|Red Glazed Terracotta|
|Black Glazed Terracotta|
|Block||ID Name||Numeral ID|
|White Glazed Terracotta||
|Orange Glazed Terracotta||
|Magenta Glazed Terracotta||
|Light Blue Glazed Terracotta||
|Yellow Glazed Terracotta||
|Lime Glazed Terracotta||
|Pink Glazed Terracotta||
|Gray Glazed Terracotta||
|Light Gray Glazed Terracotta||
|Cyan Glazed Terracotta||
|Purple Glazed Terracotta||
|Blue Glazed Terracotta||
|Brown Glazed Terracotta||
|Green Glazed Terracotta||
|Red Glazed Terracotta||
|Black Glazed Terracotta||
In Bedrock Edition, 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:
|facing||The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the block.|
|1.12||17w06a||Added glazed terracotta.|
|17w13a||The white, orange, magenta and cyan block textures have now been changed. This change is 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."|
|1.13||17w47a||The ID has now been changed from |
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 235 through 250.|
|18w09a||Purple glazed terracotta now generates in some underwater ruins.|
|1.1||alpha 188.8.131.52||Added glazed terracotta.|
|alpha 184.108.40.206||The textures of white, orange, magenta and cyan glazed terracotta have now been updated.|
|1.4||beta 220.127.116.11||Purple glazed terracotta now generates naturally in underwater ruins.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||Patch 3||Added glazed terracotta.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|1.9.19||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)