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|Catches fire from lava||
|— Ash Davis|
Glazed terracotta requires a pickaxe to be mined. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Purple glazed terracotta generates in some cold underwater ruins.
Orange glazed terracotta generates in savanna village armorer houses.
White glazed terracotta generates in some desert village buildings.
Lime glazed terracotta generates in one of the desert village temples.
Glazed Terracotta can be obtained by smelting any stained terracotta. Unstained terracotta cannot be smelted.
|Matching Dyed Terracotta +
Expert-level stone mason villagers sell 1 glazed terracotta for an emerald as part of their trades.
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 terracotta.
When placed, glazed terracotta's texture rotates relative to the direction the player is facing while placing the block. If several glazed terracotta blocks of the same color are placed in the "correct" orientation in a 2×2 or greater area, the textures align to create a singular image, as demonstrated in the image to the right.
The magenta glazed terracotta pattern includes an arrow (⬆) design that 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).
|Front||Pointing right ►|
|Left||Pointing down ▼|
|Right||Pointing up ▲|
|Above||Pointing down ▼|
Glazed Terracotta blocks are designed to form a larger, cohesive pattern when placed in the correct 2×2 configuration. Most textures have reflection symmetry along a diagonal line that goes from corner to corner, though the colors of individual pixels can differ slightly.
Although the design of each individual glazed terracotta block is up for interpretation, there are some intentional details in certain blocks:
- Magenta blocks contain a directional arrows.
- Cyan blocks contain a creeper's face.
- Purple blocks contain the hilt of a sword and the head of a pickaxe.
- Lime blocks contain a crossbow.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation distance|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|Walking on the block||?||?|
|Placing the block||?||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|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:
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|facing||The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the block.|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|facing_direction||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 for light gray glazed terracotta 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.|
|1.14||18w49a||Orange and yellow glazed terracotta now generates in savanna villages.|
|18w50a||White, lime and light blue glazed terracotta now generate in desert villages.|
|1.1.0||alpha 220.127.116.11||Added glazed terracotta.|
|alpha 18.104.22.168||The textures of white, orange, magenta and cyan glazed terracotta have now been updated.|
|1.4.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Purple glazed terracotta now generates naturally in underwater ruins.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||White, lime and light blue glazed terracotta now generate in the new desert villages.|
|Orange and yellow terracotta now generate in the new savanna villages.|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Glazed terracotta can now be bought from stone mason villagers.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||1.0.3||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.
- Glazed terracotta blocks are the only blocks that can be instantly mined only with a golden tool.
The first instance of glazed terracotta appears in this banner for snapshot 17w06a. (Top center of structure)
- "Ten Rare Recipes" – Minecraft.net, July 15, 2017
- "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 on Reddit, February 8, 2017