How to Get Clay in Stardew Valley

Clay Farm Stardew Valley

 “Used in crafting and construction.”

Clay is one of the resources in Stardew Valley that you can get with ease if you are using the right tools to obtain it.

Since Clay is a natural resource, it refreshes every day in the game, which means that you can farm as much as you like at your farm.

Clay is mostly used when it comes to gardening as it is used for making Quality Retaining Soil, Garden Pots, and more.

Where to Get Clay?

Clay can be obtained in Stardew Valley at your farm by tilling the soil every now and then, there will be a good chance for you to get it.

Another place you can search for Clay is at the Ginger Island Dig Site, which is where you can find the Clay Nodes that can be mined.

How to Get Clay?

Mostly you can get the Clay by tilling the ground but there are other ways that allow you to do so such as mining Clay Nodes.

Artifact spots are useful to dig up certain items which can sometimes provide you with Clay, but this can sometimes take time.

Clay can be obtained from Geodes, when you crack them open if you visit Flint, but these don’t always give you the resource.

Let’s see the process of Clay farm below more in detail:

1) Tilling Soil

Tilling Soil to farm clay in Stardew Valley

One of the easiest ways to get clay is to simply use a Hoe to till parts of your farm and you can do this every day as the land will reset when nothing is planted.

Clay will usually drop in the amount of 2 or 3 pieces whenever you do this, and it is one of the best ways you can get it early on in the game.

Once you have tilled a part of your farm, you will need to wait for it to return to normal before you can use a Hoe on it again.

2) Digging Up Artifact Spots

Digging up Artifact Spots to get clay in Stardew Valley

If you have been playing the game for quite some time, you will notice that worms are sticking out of the ground from time to time.

These worms point out that that single patch of land has an artifact in it or other items, which can be dug up using a Hoe.

There is a good chance that you will get Clay along with another item and this is random for every spot you choose to use your Hoe.

Other Ways to Get Clay

  • Geodes
  • Clay Nodes (Ginger Island)
  • Gift from Jas
  • Gift from Vincent

Clay Uses

The main use of using Clay is to construct a Silo, which is used to store cut grass that you can feed your livestock.

Aside from being a recipe to construct a Silo, you can also use Clay to craft the following:

  • Quality Retaining Soil
  • Garden Pot
  • Brick Floor
  • Fiber Seeds
  • Deluxe Retaining Soil
  • Bone Mill


Until Ginger Island becomes available, you will need to sort to the other methods for Clay farming, the best being digging around with your Hoe.

Most of the uses for Clay involve making fertilizers, which later are a big help when you are growing crops and wish to keep them watered overnight.

You have a good chance to collect Clay daily by simply collecting it at your farm, which can be done repeatedly by digging and resting afterward.

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