Pottery shards are a new addition to Minecraft with the 1.20 update, which allows players to create decorated pots with ornamental designs. In this article, we will discuss how to get pottery shards in Minecraft.
Finding Pottery Shards
Pottery shards can be found within blocks of suspicious sand and suspicious gravel, which can be found in the following structures:
- Desert Well
- Desert Pyramid/Temple
- Trail Ruins
- Warm Ocean Ruins
- Cold Ocean Ruins
To obtain pottery shards, players need to craft a brush, which can be made by combining two sticks and three pieces of string in the crafting table menu. Once the brush is crafted, lightly dust the suspicious sand or gravel blocks to excavate the pottery shards without shattering them.
Crafting Decorated Pots
Four shards of the same type are required to assemble a decorated pot. Each side of the decorated pot will display the pottery shards used to craft it, and this corresponds to their placement in the crafting menu. With 20 variants of the pottery shard across multiple structures, players have a lot of options to create unique and personalized decorated pots.
To craft a decorated pot, place four pottery shards of the same type in a square pattern in the crafting table. The crafting recipe is shown below:
X X X X
Where X represents a pottery shard.
In summary, pottery shards are a new addition to Minecraft that can be found within blocks of suspicious sand and gravel in specific structures. Players need to craft a brush to excavate the pottery shards without shattering them. Four shards of the same type are required to assemble a decorated pot, and each side of the decorated pot will display the pottery shards used to craft it. With 20 variants of the pottery shard, players can create unique and personalized decorated pots.