When it comes to formulating and establishing your farm in Stardew Valley, strong materials are in order. You need to maintain your crops and goods in order to have a working piece of land, and Clay is one resource you should look into. With it, new materials for crafting and construction are unlocked for building possibilities, and it’s one that we recommend.
While it is an essential resource for building recipes, Clay is a little difficult to come across in Stardew Valley. There are already enough materials for you to gather as you progress through the game, which makes retrieving this particular resource evidently vital. In a way, we all need some Clay to get to the next level.
How to Find Clay
Clay is usually found by digging up dirt, sand, or Artifact Spots with a hoe in Stardew Valley. These are the main spots that players should look out for, but there are more on the radar. One other promising route is to venture to Ginger Island in the Fern Islands vicinity. There, you will see some Clay nodes at the Ginger Island Dig Site, which is more useful if you do happen to be in the area. Geodes can also produce these, but that’s if you’re keen on a chance than being guaranteed.
In addition to the above-mentioned locations, attending the Feast of the Winter Star is another way of obtaining Clay. This event occurs on the 25th of every Winter season, which is basically Christmas for those who celebrate the holidays. During the festival, you’ll have a chance to receive Clay as a gift from the secret gift-giving festivities. It’s only possible with two children of Pelican Town: Jas and Vincent.
It’s possible to obtain Clay from the Mines, though this is only by minimal chance. The resource will occasionally pop up as you continue to dig and delve. While it may be low in rates of dropping within the underground area, collecting Clay will also help generate Cave Carrots to keep your Health and Energy bars afloat. Consider using explosives to quickly break apart a small area where rocks are in abundance.
If you’re wondering why this resource is essential for Stardew Valley farmers, look no further. Clay is an imperative resource that’s used for crafting a Silo, Garden Pot, and Bone Mill. A Silo can hold cut grass that can be fed to the animals, making it one important structure to have on-site. The Garden Pot will help in the growth of crops, both in and outdoors. And then the Bone Mill in the mix to alter bone items. This ultimate resource transforms items into fertilizers that the player can use in their efforts.
Furthermore, Clay is also utilized to craft together Fiber Seeds, Brick Floors, and Retaining Soil in both the Quality and the Deluxe versions. Every farmer will find great use for these items as soon as they unlock the underground resource. Keep your eyes peeled for locations that contain dirt floors, for they’ll most likely warrant more Clay than Artifact Spots and Nodes, especially if you’re either a Miner or a Geologist.
Many of Pelican Town’s villagers will appreciate a gift of Clay from time to time, by the way. We all know that they expect certain gifts and resources where they show love for it, but this is one you’ll need to be careful with. Abigail, Evelyn, George, Haley, Jas, Marnie, Sebastian, and Vincent are among the NPCs that won’t fancy the dirt resource as a gift (even though Jas and Vincent are more than willing to gift you with the resource during the aforementioned Feast of the Winter Star). But for the majority of villagers, you’ll be in the clear. Just be wary of the folk who won’t appreciate the gift by any means.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Clay used for any quests and Bundles?
While Clay may be requested for the Fish Pond quests at some point, there are no Bundles that include the resource on their itineraries. It’s only useful when it comes to crafting, gifting, and tailoring.
Why can’t I find Clay?
Clay is a common resource in Stardew Valley, though it’s a little more difficult to find as opposed to some of the other materials. It has a relatively low tilting rate, so you’ll need to depend on digging through dirt and sand with a hoe in hand, though looking through dirt in the Mines has a slightly higher chance than dealing with dirt outdoors. Focus on the first 30 floors of the Mines, which generate dirt floors for you to check out.
Does Clay farming work in the Winter season?
Since worms (or rather the Artifact Spots, are easier to spot during the Winter season, you’ll have a better chance of finding Clay. This is because the Artifact Spots are much more present while the cold air comes through Pelican Town; they’re also easier to locate due to the bright patches of fallen snow.