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Clay Ball
Clay Ball JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes‌[JE only]
No‌[BE only]

Stackable

Yes (64)

This article is about the item. For the block, see Clay. For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation).

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

Obtaining[]

Block loot[]

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

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Clay Ball Village Desert house chest 1 14.3%
Mason's chest 1–3 20.8%
Bedrock Edition
Clay Ball Village Desert house chest 1 14.3%
Mason's chest 1–3 20.8%

Villager gifts[]

If a player has the Hero of the Village status effect, a Mason villager might throw that player a clay block as a gift. ‌[Java Edition only] This can be placed and broken to harvest clay balls.

Usage[]

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

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Clay Clay Ball

Smelting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Brick Clay Ball +
Any fuel


0.3

Trading[]

Novice-level mason villagers buy 10 clay balls for 1 emerald as part of their trades.

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Clay Ballclay_ballItemitem.minecraft.clay_ball

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Clayclay_ball337Itemitem.clay_ball.name

History[]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.11Clay Ball JE1 BE1.png Added clay.
Java Edition
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 337.
1.1418w43aClay Ball JE2 BE2.png The texture of clay has now been changed.
18w49aClay can now be found in chests in village mason houses.
18w50aClay can now be found in chests in desert village houses.
19w11aClay is now bought by villagers of the new mason profession.
1.1620w06a"Clay" has now been renamed to "Clay Ball."
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.2.0Clay Ball JE1 BE1.png Added clay. It is currently unobtainable and serves no purpose.
v0.3.24 clay items are now dropped from clay blocks when broken.
Clay can now be crafted into clay blocks.
Clay can now be smelted into bricks.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Clay Ball JE2 BE2.png 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 1.11.0.1Clay can now be found in village mason chests and desert village house chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Trading has now been changed, stone mason villagers now buy 10 clay for an emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 1Clay Ball JE1 BE1.png Added clay.
1.90 Clay Ball JE2 BE2.png The texture of clay has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Clay Ball JE1 BE1.png Added clay.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Clay Ball" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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