In the Wild Update, Minecraft patch 1.19, a new feature was added that allowed Clay to be more plentiful. With this small change, that allows you to turn Mud into Clay, you can now create Clay Farms. Here’s how to start your first Clay Farm.
How to turn Mud into Clay in Minecraft
Mud will turn into Clay when placed on top of a Dripstone Block with a space below it. This is because the dripstone “drains” the moisture out of the mud, eventually turning it into clay. This can be used to create a Clay Farm.
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Fastest way to get Clay in Minecraft
Clay Farms are the fastest way to generate Clay. Once played on top of a dripstone block with a Pointed Dripstone below, Mud will rapidly change into clay. You can speed up this process by building a contraption like the one shown below. Simply place a Cauldron with a Dripstone Block and Pointed Dripstone above it and finally place the Mud on top. The Mud will change into Clay, and the Cauldron will slowly fill up with water.
Of course, the best way to speed up this production even quicker is to scale things up. Use rows of multiple Dripstone Blocks with Mud.
Replacing the Mud
Once you've harvested your Clay (preferably with a shovel that has the Fortune enchantment to get the most Clay possible), you can refill your Mud. To do this, take a Glass Bottle and fill it with Water, either from the Cauldrons below your farm, or a water source nearby. Apply the Water Bottle to Dirt placed where you want Mud to generate. And now you’re ready to generate even more Clay.
The Clay can be cooked in Furnaces to make Bricks. And Bricks are used to make Brick Blocks and Flower Pots. With this handy trick of farming Clay it’s now simple to make huge Brick Block structures and hundreds of Flower Pots!
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