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Stardew Valley Clay Guide: How to Get & Crafting Recipes

Posted on by justin
Clay in Stardew Valley is one of the many important resources you must gather to improve your farm and craft things. Here we'll cover how to gather clay and all of the things it's useful for from structures to simple items.

How to Get Clay in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley Clay Generally, players must rely on RNG to gather Clay in Stardew Valley. Thankfully, the game offers different methods to obtain this essential material.

Artifact Spots

Artifact spots in Stardew Valley are the three worm-like objects sticking out of the ground. Use your hoe to dig the item lying underneath. Note that digging up these patches guarantees that you’ll get an item. However, it doesn’t mean you’ll get Clay each time you dig from an artifact spot. Other items you may obtain from artifact spots include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
  • Rice Shoots
  • Copper Ore
  • Coal
  • Gold Ore
  • Stone


Breaking rocks in the Mines will sometimes reward you with Geodes. These items are mineral deposits you can open at the Blacksmith or Geode Crusher. You’ll get a random item for each cracked Geode, which you might get Clay. Note: Use 1x Coal to open a Geode from a Geode Crusher or spend 25 gold pieces at the Blacksmith.


If you pair with Jas or Vincent during the Feast of the Winter Star (which happens on Winter 25), you might receive Clay from those NPCs. Note that you may give Clay as a present, albeit all Stardew Valley NPCs dislike or hate it.

Clay Crafting Recipes

Stardew Valley Clay Crafting Recipes Use Clay in various crafting recipes in Stardew Valley. Making these items by combining this material with other items can help you progress through the game.

Item Name


How to Obtain Recipe

Quality Gardening Soil 1x Clay and 3x Stone Achieve Farming Level 7
Garden Pot 1x Clay, 1x Refined Quartz, and 10x Stone Trigger a cutscene with Evelyn after completing the Greenhouse
Brick Floor 2x Clay and 5x Stone Buy from the Carpenter’s Shop for 500 gold pieces
Fiber Seeds 1x Clay, 1x Mixed Seeds, and 5x Sap Obtain from Linus as a Special Order
Deluxe Retaining Soil 1x Clay, 5x Stone, and 3x Fiber Buy from the Island Trader for 50x Cinder Shard
Bone Mill 3x Clay, 10x Bone Fragment, 20x Stone Obtain from Gunther as a Special Order
Aside from these item-crafting recipes, you can also use Clay to craft a Silo for your farm. The materials required for this structure are:
  • 100x Stone
  • 5x Copper Bar
  • 10x Clay
  • 100 gold pieces
Also, you can use Clay as a spool Sewing Machine to create the Shirt clothing item since version 1.4. Plus, some fishing quests require you to hand over multiple Clay pieces.
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