How to get clay in Stardew Valley

You can dig it, and it's valuable, but it's not gold.

Updated March 20, 2024
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When building your ideal farm, you need to construct various structures, which require resources such as clay. Since you can't buy all the resources, here's how to get clay in Stardew Valley.

How to Find Clay in Stardew Valley

Clay is a simple item, but you will have a hard time finding it in the game, mostly because you can't buy it from vendors. The only way to find clay is to dig it out from sand, dirt, and artifact spots. You can build various materials and constructions from Clay, including Silo.

Stardew Valley - Where to dig Clay

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.

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 mine.

Related: How to build a Silo in Stardew Valley

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.

All crafting recipes with Clay in Stardew Valley

Once you get Clay in Stardew Valley, you can craft various materials or structures. There are retaining soils, Bone Mill, various accessories, floor tiles, and fiber seeds. It really pays off to look for Clay all over the mines and artifact spots, as you can craft some useful items with it.

ItemRecipe
Quality Retaining SoilOne Clay
Three Stone
Deluxe Retaining SoilThree Clay
20 Stone
10 Bone Fragments
Bone MillThree Clay
20 Stone
10 Bone Fragments
Fiber SeedsOne Clay
One Mixed Seeds
Five Sap
Garden PotOne Clay
10 Stone
One Refined Quartz
Brick FloorTwo Clay
Five Stone 

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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