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The vessel is a container used both for storage of small items and as an essential component of [[User:morganiq/Smelting|smelting]] and [[User:morganiq/Casting|casting]].
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The vessel is a container used both for storage of small items and as an essential component of [[User:morganiq/Smelting|smelting]] and [[User:morganiq/Casting|casting]] of Bronze Age metals.
  
 
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[[File:VesselFilled.png|thumb|A ceramic vessel filled with small items]]

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Several placed soft clay (blue) and hardened ceramic (brown) items.

Ceramic items become useful early in the game, and crafting them begins the progression from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Items of pottery (the jug and vessel) remain useful throughout the game, whereas shaped molds, which are used for casting tools and weapons during the Bronze Age, are eventually superseded by the use of unshaped molds, which cast ingots for use in smithing during the Iron Age.

Ceramic items are initially crafted out of clay. These clay items are soft and useless until fired (heated at a high temperature) to harden them into ceramics. Firing is done in a pit kiln, an uncrafted structure built in the world.

Both soft clay and hard ceramic items may be placed on any solid block by sneaking (default: ⇧ Shift) and right-clicking while holding the item. Up to four items may be placed on a single block, one in each corner. Placed items float above the block and spin slowly, similar to a dropped item, except that they do not despawn. To retrieve a placed item, "un-place" it by sneak-right-clicking it again. Multiple placed items in a single block may be collected all at once by breaking the block they're in. Item placing is useful for storing goods in vessels, and it is necessary to place unfired clay items in the pit kiln.

Clay forming

Having found and harvested some clay, holding a stack of at least 5 clay items Clay.png and right-clicking will bring up the clay forming interface, which works similarly to that of knapping. The major difference is that in the case of molds for tools and weapons, clay forming is the inverse of knapping: rather than clicking to remove unused material as done with a stone, molds are clicked to hollow out space where metal will be poured. (Pottery items are still formed by removing unused material.)

Note that unlike crafting, but like knapping, the material is consumed at the time the interface is brought up, not at the time an object is dragged out. This means 5 clay will always be consumed by the interface, whether or not a clay object was produced.

In the case of the knife, while two blades can be knapped from the same stone, only a single blade may be molded. However, similar to knapping, some mold patterns can be shifted a block left, right, up, or down, so long as the shape of the hollowed-out space remains the same and a border remains to hold the liquid. (Patterns which unavoidably stretch to the edges are still considered to hold liquid.)

Pottery recipes

Clay Jug Clay Vessel
Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark title= Clay Jug
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark title= Clay Vessel
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark

Mold recipes

Unshaped (ingot) mold

Clay Mold
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold2
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light

Tool molds

Axe Mold Chisel Mold Hammer Mold
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Axe
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Chisel
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Hammer
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Hoe Mold Knife Mold Pickaxe Mold
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Hoe
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Knife
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Pick
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Prospector's Pick Mold Saw Mold Scythe Mold
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold ProPick
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Saw
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Scythe
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light
Shovel Mold
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Shovel
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light

Weapon molds

Mace Mold Javelin Mold Sword Mold
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Mace
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light title= Clay Mold Javelin
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark title= Clay Mold Sword
Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light
Clay flat light Clay Flat Dark Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light
Clay Flat Dark Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light Clay flat light

Firing

Clay objects are soft, and of no use until they are fired (heated at a high temperature) in a pit kiln to harden them into ceramics.

Required resources:

Straw is obtained by breaking 1-high grass with a knife or scythe. It is also a byproduct of refining grains.

Building a pit kiln:

  1. Dig a 1-deep hole.
  2. Place up to 4 items you wish to fire into the hole.
    Items cannot be thrown; they must be placed by sneaking (default: ⇧ Shift) and right-clicking with the item in hand.
  3. Place 8 straw in the same block as the items to fire. The straw will fill the block to just below the top of the items.
    Straw must be placed by right-clicking only. Sneak-right-clicking will un-place items.
  4. Place 8 logs on top of the straw. The logs will fill the remaining space.
    As with straw, the logs must be placed by right-clicking only.
  5. Light the logs using a firestarter or flint & steel. (It may take several attempts.)

The pit kiln will burn for 8 in-game hours. When the fire burns out, individual ceramic items may be un-placed by sneak-right-clicking, or the entire set of fired items may be collected in one step by breaking the block they're placed in.

Top View
Pit Kiln with items placed, top view Pit Kiln with straw placed, top view Pit Kiln with logs placed, top view
With items placed With straw placed With logs placed
Side View
Important: The pit kiln will not work as pictured below. These images are in cross section, with the required surrounding blocks removed for visibility.
Pit Kiln with items placed, cross section view Pit Kiln with straw placed, cross section view Pit Kiln with logs placed, cross section view
With items placed With straw placed With logs placed

Ceramic items

Finished ceramic items include pottery items, which are used for storage, and molds, which are used in casting of tools, weapons, and metal ingots.

Each time a ceramic item is used, there is a chance of it breaking; this chance is different for each type of item.

Pottery

A ceramic jug Jug

The jug is used to carry water to quench the Player's thirst. It can be filled by right-clicking on a block of still fresh water (flowing water and salt water will not work), or by placing it in a water barrel set to out. Right-clicking while holding the jug will consume the water in it, replenishing three bars of thirst and completely emptying the jug. Jugs occasionally need to be replaced, as there is a very small chance that the jug will break on each use.

A ceramic vessel Vessel

Main article: Smelting

The vessel is a container used both for storage of small items and as an essential component of smelting and casting of Bronze Age metals.

A ceramic vessel filled with small items

As a simple storage container, it will hold up to 4 stacks of items whose sizes are either small, very small, or tiny. To view a vessel's contents, right-click while holding it; this brings up the inventory screen, and items may be added or removed as with a chest.

A vessel can be stored in a chest or carried in the Player's inventory, even when it contains items. As such it be used to extend both the Player's inventory and the inventory of chests by condensing four stacks into one.

As with other ceramic items, vessels can be placed on solid blocks, or un-placed from blocks, by sneak-right-clicking. This is a useful storage technique, especially early in the game before the Player has obtained a saw to create a chest.

Vessels are particularly useful for storing food items, which will decay at 50% of the normal rate when stored in a vessel.

Molds

Main article: Smelting
Main article: Casting

Molds are used to cast liquid metal into a solid form. There are two types of mold, shaped and unshaped. Shaped molds are those which have the shape of a tool or weapon, and are used to cast the corresponding item during the Bronze Age. Unshaped molds simply form ingots, which are used to smith tools, weapons, and armor during the Iron Age. See Smelting and Casting for more information about casting with molds.

Configuration

Option Default
Value
Description
general Miscellaneous options.
pitKilnBurnTime 8
The number of hours that the pit kiln should burn before being completed.