How to get clay in Stardew Valley

Here is everything players will need to know about getting clay in Stardew Valley.

In Stardew Valley, clay is a unique resource that players will need to make a number of things and a particular farm building; that said, here's where to get it and what you will need to do. 

How to Make Clay in Stardew Valley

To get clay, you will need to dig up three types of ground (using a hoe) in the game: sand, dirt, and artifact spots on Ginger Island. You can also use the hoe in the first 30 levels of the mine to dig up carrots, artifacts, ore, and clay. Additionally, clay can be picked up from worm patches in the ground and from opening up geodes.

Once you get clay, you will be able to make these following items:

  • Quality Retaining Soil 
      • One Clay
      • Three Stone
  • Deluxe Retaining Soil
      • Three Clay
      • 20 Stone
      • 10 Bone Fragments
  • Bone Mill
      • Three Clay
      • 20 Stone
      • 10 Bone Fragments
  • Fiber Seeds
      • One Clay
      • One Mixed Seeds
      • Five Sap
  • Garden pot
      • One Clay
      • 10 Stone
      • One Refined Quartz
  • Brick Floor
      • Two Clay
      • Five Stone  

You can also use clay to make a silo farm building but doing so will require some extra steps, all of which we have laid out in the guide listed below.

Related: How to build a Silo in Stardew Valley

How do you get clay in winter Stardew Valley?

If you are looking to get clay in the winter, you have a few options. In short, since crops can't grow in the winter, you will need to look for alternative sources of clay. The first is to simply find it in the mine by tilling tillable ground in the first 30 levels of the mines.

After this, you can also find clay on the beach and Marine and Robin's house during the winter. You can also receive clay as a gift from either Jas or Vincent during the Feast of the Winter Star.

For more on Stardew Valley, we at PGG have you covered with an expanding roster of guides like How to get ectoplasm in Stardew Valley and how to upgrade tools in Stardew Valley.

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