Stardew Valley: How To Get Clay

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Stardew Valley. The player is holding up a piece of Clay above their head. They're standing on dry soil and there are pieces of grass surrounding them.

Clay is a useful resource that can be found in Stardew Valley. You can use it to craft items for your farm or inside your home. Just like other resources in the game you are going to need to use a few different tools and do a bit of work to find it. We're going to show you all of the ways that you can get Clay.

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How To Get Clay

There are quite a few different ways that you can get your hands on Clay and we've listed them all below.


The most common and easiest way to get Clay is by using your Hoe to till the ground before planting anything. When you are using this method, Clay will appear randomly so it's not a constant supply of the material. However, it does mean that you can get the material by accident while you're prepping the ground.

Stardew Valley. The player is tilling the soil with a Hoe. It's raining and dark in the image. The player is in the center of the image using their hoe to till the soil in front of them. The clock in the top righthand corner of the screen shows it is the thirteenth day of summer and it is 4:30 pm.


When you are breaking rocks with your Pickaxe you may collect things called Geodes. You can take these to Clint on the Eastern side of Pelican Town and he will break these open for you. You can get Clay but you're more likely to get Crystal or Ore this way.

Artifact Spots

Wiggly worm-like growths can be found sticking out of the ground in and around Pelican Town. Keep an eye out for them as they are markers for artifact spots. You can dig these up with your Hoe and you may be rewarded with Clay. However, you can find all sorts of things like missing books, artifacts, and rare types of Ore. Even if you don't get Clay, they're still worth digging up.


Ginger Island

Another way to get Clay is to unlock Ginger Island. On this Island, you can mine special things called Clay Nodes with your Pickaxe.

If you're having fun building your farm and exploring Stardew Valley, you should take a look at our other guides in our walkthrough hub.

A Gift

In the Winter season, Pelican Town hosts a festival called "Feast of the Winter Star". If you talk to Jas or Vincent (the two children) during this festival, they may give you a piece of Clay.


Once you know how to collect Clay in Stardew Valley it will become easier to craft recipes. If you're enjoying the game and want to create more items, we have a guide that shows you how to build a Silo. Also, we have one that shows you how to build a Coop for Ducks and Chickens.