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Size 1 x 1
Specific Type of Casting Material
Required By (25) Brick, Clay Cauldron, Crucible, Crude Idol, Granary, Kiln, Lead Talisman, Potter's Wheel, Seamark, Shiny Marbles, Stack Furnace, Tar Kiln, Tripod Burner, Unfired Clay Jar, Unfired Clay Pipe, Unfired Garden Pot, Unfired Hand Impression, Unfired Mug, Unfired Pot, Unfired Teapot, Unfired Treeplanter's Pot, Unfired Urn, Whitemetal Cup, Whitemetal Ring, Wilderness Beacon, (Casting Material (5): Anvil, Diver's Weight, Smithy's Hammer, Tinker's Shovel, Tinker's Throwing Axe)
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Clay is a core ingredient for Pottery.


There are multiple types of clay. Craft recipes and buildings which do not specify a type required will accept any, and multiple types may be used together in such cases. Clay types are as follows:

How to Acquire

Ball Clay is obtained by digging in surface shallow water, 1-5 pieces from each tile. It regenerates over time.

Acre Clay can be dug up from Mudflats like soil, the terrain deepening with each piece dug. It's not a renewable resource.

Gray Clay and Cave Clay are found as "herb" in surface shallow waters and caves respectively.

Pit Clay can be collected from rare Clay Pits.

Coade, Soap, Bone and Potter's types of clay are crafted. Potter's Clay recipe requires completing of Potter credo.

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For quality information see each clay type's dedicated page.


Ball and Acre Clay can be dug out by hand, but it's much faster with a Shovel.

For tips on finding clay, see the Finding high quality water, clay, and soil page.

Game Development

  • Loose Velvet (2023-06-22) >"Several things now stack: Soil, Clay, Bricks, Plant Fibre, Wool, Carrots, Beets, Turnips, all Onion types, Champignons, Peapods, Pepper (Boiled or not), Hops, Grapes, Raisins, Prunes and Chum Bait."
  • Market Garden (2016-10-05) >"Added/Re-added Gray, Cave, and Bone clays from Legacy, and implemented variable materials for existing clay objects -- pot, urn, kiln, and clay cauldron -- along with that."