Clay Forming

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Clay forming is a crafting method that allows the player to place tiny cubes (voxels) of clay in layers that form a shaped container, which is then fired or "burned" in a firepit to finish the item. The forming mechanic is similar to knapping stone tools, where voxels must be added or removed to create the desired object.

Required Materials

To form clay items, a player needs: blue clay or fireclay, a firepit, and fuel.

Acquiring Clay

Left, Blue Clay; Right, Fire Clay



Clay deposits are commonly found in temperate climates and can be harvested with bare hands or a shovel. There are different types of clay in the world, blue clay and fire clay. For tool molds and items like bowls and pots, either kind of clay may be used, but the bloomery must be built with fire clay bricks.

Shaping Molds and Items

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  1. Select clay in the active hand.
  2. Aim the white crosshairs on a solid surface and Sneak + Right Mouse Button to open the clay forming menu and select the item to be crafted.
  3. The clay forming grid will appear on the selected surface. To craft the chosen mold or item, the 'green' colored voxels must be filled using (right mouse button to add) and clay removed from any 'orange' colored voxels using (left mouse button to remove) to create each layer of the form. As each layer of the clay item is completed, the next layer will appear above the last. It's helpful to sit on the ground (press 'G') while shaping clay.
  4. When all layers of the item or mold are completed, the dialog box will disappear and the formed items will jump into the inventory of the player who placed or removed the last voxel of clay. Formed items can be placed on a surface before firing and picked up by "breaking" the item (left mouse button). Breaking will not destroy an item.

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Clay Tool Modes

To change the number of clay voxels added or removed (1x1, 2x2 and 3x3), press F and select the 'brush size' as indicated by the first three menu options. The last tool menu option,'Copy' allows a player to duplicate identical layers of clay voxels. When this menu option is selected, pressing the right mouse button adds a "layer" of clay matching the pattern of voxels directly underneath the current layer "under construction".

Finishing Items and Molds

Once the form is complete, the clay item must be baked in a firepit. Note: pottery items do not need to be placed in containers to complete this process. Place the raw clay item into the top left slot of the firepit, and add fuel to the bottom slot. The fuel selected to fire (burn) blue clay items must reach and maintain the firing temperature of 700 C until the process is completed. When fired, the finished item will transfer to the right side (output) of the firepit. Most clay items do not stack, so a finished "burned" item must be removed from the output slot of the firepit before a new clay item or mold is placed into the input slot. Finished items appear dark brown in color and have "burned" added to their name.

Using Finished Pottery Items and Molds

Many of the items made with clay are containers used in other types of crafting. Most baked items can be placed on the ground using (Sneak + RMB), and many pottery items can be picked up again with an empty hand (RMB).

Using Items

The Claypot and Bowls are used in Food and cooking, while the watering can has a use in farming. Crocks and Storage Vessels are containers used in food preservation. Shingles can be used to construct clay shingles blocks, Flowerpots and Planters are containers used in decorating. Lamellae are used as components in crafting armor

Using Molds

For more information and instructions when using molds to cast metal ingots, tools and weapons, see separate pages on: crucible, molds and casting.

Clay Required to Create Items and Molds

Name Item/Mold Clay Required Multiple?
Bowl Item 1 1 or 4
Claypot Item 4 1 or 4
Crucible Item 3 1 or 4
Crock Item 2, 14 1 or 4
Flowerpot Item 5 1 or 4
Planter Item 18 1
Shingles Item TBD 12
Storage Vessel Item 35 1
Watering Can Item TBD 1
Anvil Mold 28 1
Axe head Mold 11 1
Hammer head Mold 12 1
Hoe head Mold 12 1
Ingot Mold 2 1 or 2
Lamellae Mold TBD 1
Pickaxe head Mold 12 1
Prospector's Pick Mold 13 1
Shovel head Mold 11 1
Sword blade Mold 12 1



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Construction Blocks Grid Blue clay bricks.pngCeramic Blocks Grid Glass.pngGlass Grid Oak plank.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks
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