|Catches fire from lava||
Glazed terracotta requires a pickaxe to be mined. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured 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.
Light blue glazed terracotta generates in toolsmith houses in desert villages.
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 directional arrows.
- Cyan blocks contain a creeper's face.
- Purple blocks contain the hilt and handguard of a sword.
- Lime blocks contain a crossbow.
All types of glazed terracotta can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||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||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8|
|Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.37||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.22||1.0|
|Blocks||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8|
|White Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Orange Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Magenta Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Light Blue Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Yellow Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Lime Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Pink Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Gray Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Light Gray Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Cyan Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Purple Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Blue Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Brown Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Green Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Red Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Black Glazed Terracotta||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Alias ID||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|White Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Orange Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Magenta Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Light Blue Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Yellow Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Lime Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Pink Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Gray Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Light Gray Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Cyan Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Purple Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Blue Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Brown Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Green Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Red Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|Black Glazed Terracotta||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
- ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
- Available with
- The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|facing||The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the block.|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|facing_direction||The direction the block faces.|
Opposite from the direction a player faces when 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.|
|19w11a||Glazed terracotta in all 16 colors are now sold by villagers of the new mason profession, making it renewable.|
|1.1.0||alpha 18.104.22.168||Added glazed terracotta.|
|alpha 22.214.171.124||The textures of white, orange, magenta and cyan glazed terracotta have now been updated.|
|1.4.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Purple glazed terracotta now generates naturally in underwater ruins.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||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 184.108.40.206||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.
The first instance of glazed terracotta appears in this banner for snapshot 17w06a. (Magenta, top center of structure)
- "I got the inspiration from a bathroom floor at a hotel in California. They had Moroccan style tiles that looked amazing" – @jeb_ (Jens Bergensten) on Twitter, 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