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How to Get Clay in Stardew Valley: Stardew Valley Clay Farming, Explained

Get yourself the grey stuff from the ground.

In Stardew Valley, you’ll dedicate considerable time to activities like farming, harvesting, fishing, and engaging with the natural surroundings. The game offers numerous resources for crafting different items. While some resources serve merely decorative purposes, others, such as clay, are essential for expanding your farm in several ways. Let’s explore how to acquire clay in Stardew Valley.

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How Do You Get Clay in Stardew Valley?

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In order to easily get clay, you’ll need to till the ground with a hoe. You can till anywhere from your farm to the beach, but the beach is the best place to look because it’s the most likely to drop clay. Just anywhere in the ground will do, but it’s not guaranteed that you’ll get clay from any given spot. If you’ve made it to Ginger Island, you can also get some out of mining the Clay Nodes for a guaranteed drop.

How to Farm Clay

The mines are also a good place for finding clay. Artifact spots, which look like little plots of land where three worms are vibing on top, are particularly good for getting clay. The next time you stumble across one of these, till there with your hoe and you might get some clay in return. Oftentimes, it’ll come out in clusters, but sometimes, you’ll wind up getting other artifacts that you can bring to the museum.

Additionally, if you find a geode and take it over to the blacksmith in the southeast part of Pelican Town, there’s a chance that when Clint breaks it open, you’ll get clay as a product. This one’s random and rarer than just tilling around, so it’s not the most reliable option for trying to get your hands on some.

Finally, you can get Clay as a gift during the Feast of the Winter Star from Jas or Vincent if you’re paired up with them. We wouldn’t recommend giving it to anyone, though, as everyone dislikes or hates it!

What is Clay Used For in Stardew Valley?

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Clay is a valuable resource that you can use to make various items. The Silo, Bone Mill, and Quality Retaining Soil all list it as a required ingredient, but that’s only to name a few. You can also use it for Garden Pots, Brick Floors, and Fiber Seeds, so it comes up more often than you might think.

The most Clay you’ll ever need for a specific crafting recipe is 10, and that’s for the Silo. As such, this shouldn’t ever be something you need a considerable amount of unless you’re mass-producing either Quality or Deluxe Retaining Soil to save you from watering your crops every day. It’s always good to hold onto it once you get some because you never know when you just might need it.

There you have it, though! That’s how to get clay in Stardew Valley. If you need any more help with the game, I suggest you check our guide wiki. It’s got plenty of useful posts, like how to get the ornate necklace or how to get blobfish, so be sure to give it a look.

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