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Glazed Terracotta

Glazed terracotta is a vibrant variant of terracotta that comes in all the traditional 16 dye colors. It is made by smelting regular colored terracotta blocks. Glazed terracotta was added to Minecraft in v1.12.


A black glazed terracotta block (via screenshot)


How to get Glazed Terracotta?


Glazed terracotta blocks can be obtained through natural generation, smelting and trading. An expert-level stone mason villager will sell 1 glazed terracotta for the pierce of one emerald.


Some variants of glazed terracotta can be naturally generated, they are:


  1. Yellow glazed terracotta in mason houses in savanna villages.
  2. Purple glazed terracotta in some cold underwater ruins.
  3. Orange glazed in armorer houses in savanna villages.
  4. White glazed terracotta in some desert village buildings.
  5. Lime glazed terracotta in desert village temples.
  6. Light blue glazed terracotta in toolsmith houses in desert villages.


You can make your own glazed terracotta blocks by smelting any stained terracotta blocks but unstained terracotta cannot be smelted.


Smelting red terracotta into red glazed terracotta (via screenshot)


What is the use of Glazed Terracotta?


Because of their strikingly colorful appearance, glazed terracotta blocks are commonly used for decoration. Players can place the block in four directional options when using them for decoration. Namely north, east, west, and south, these blocks have a 2x2 pattern on them which is mirrored in the opposite direction. They can be used as a building material, but it is advised not to use them as their blast resistance is even lower than regular terracotta.


Floor pattern made with black and gray terracotta blocks (via screenshot)


Conclusion


Glazed terracotta blocks are fragile but pretty, making them mainly used for decorative purposes rather than building. They are quite easy to make making them a great choice for making large decorative patterns or structures.


FAQs


Q. How do you glaze a terracotta block?


A. To make a glazed terracotta block you will need to place the colored terracotta into a Furnace, and smelt it into glazed terracotta.


Q. How many colors of glazed terracotta are there?


A. Glazed terracotta comes in all 16 base dye colors that can be found in the game.


Q. Can you craft glazed terracotta?


A. No, glazed terracotta cannot be crafted through a crafting table but must be smelted in a furnace.



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