Clay Item ID

Each item in Minecraft has a unique ID assigned to it, known as an item ID, this can be used in commands to spawn the item into the game. The item ID for clay in Minecraft is shown below:

Clay Spawn Command

The Clay item can be spawned in Minecraft with the below command. Cheats must be enabled before this will work.

If you are running the Essentials plugin, you will need to run /minecraft:give instead of simply /give. This is because the Essentials /give command overrides Minecraft's built-in command.

Mining Tools

Below is a table of the tools that can be used to break Clay blocks, and the speed it will take to break at (in seconds). This is calculated with the formula (1.5 * Block Hardness) / Tool Multiplier.

Tool Speed
Golden Shovel Golden Shovel 0.07s
Diamond Shovel Diamond Shovel 0.11s
Iron Shovel Iron Shovel 0.15s
Stone Shovel Stone Shovel 0.22s
Wooden Shovel Wooden Shovel 0.45s

Clay Information


A random quantity of the clay item is dropped when a clay block is broken (found underwater in rivers and oceans). Clay can be used to make bricks and clay blocks.

Item ID minecraft:clay
Numerical ID 337
Stackable Yes
Max Stack Size 64
Hardness 0.6
Material Dirt
Diggable Yes
Min / Max State IDs 3442 - 3442

Clay Crafting Recipes

Ingredients Pattern Result
1x Clay