Ceramic is a refined resource in Astroneer. It is one of those resources that might have you scratching your head, wondering how to create it. What resources do you use to create ceramic? The answer is clay and this will likely have you wondering where to find this! It is a vicious circle.
How Do You Get Ceramic?
In order to get ceramic, you will need to find yourself some clay. This can be a bit of an elusive resource as it look like regular rocks in the terrain and only appears in fairly small batches. You can find it on the starting planet, so get in that tractor and start exploring!
Once you have some clay, you can craft it using a smelting furnace. The recipe below will produce one piece of ceramic.
|Smelting Furnace||1 Clay||1 Ceramic|
What is Ceramic Used For?
Ceramic is used to create quite a lot of structures. It shows up now and then as you work your way up from early game to end game. In most cases, you will end up being stuck and having to go off hunting for some clay. The table below will give you a full list of structures and items that you can create using ceramic.
|Creation Method||Input||Output Item/Structure|
|Backpack Printer||1 Ceramic||Drill Mod 1|
|Small Printer||1 Ceramic, 1 Aluminium||Oxygenator|
|1 Glass, 1 Ceramic||Medium Wind Turbine|
|1 Ceramic, 1 Tungsten Carbide||Drill Strength 1|
|1 Ceramic||Tall Storage|
|Medium Printer||3 Ceramic||Large Storage|
|1 Aluminium Alloy, 1 Ceramic, 1 Iron||Large Curved Platform|
|2 Ceramic, 1 Aluminium||Landing Pad|
|1 Ceramic, 1 Tungsten, 1 Glass||Chemistry Lab|
|Large Printer||2 Ceramic, 2 Aluminium Alloy||Medium Shuttle|
|2 Titanium Alloy, 2 Ceramic||Large Shuttle|
|2 Ceramic, 2 Plastic||Extra Large Storage|
|2 Ceramic, 2 Iron||Extra Large Platform A|
What Does Ceramic Look Like
Ceramic is not a natural resource, which means you have to craft it. Once crafted, it will look like a chunk of mud that has a bunch of hexagon pillars combined together. This will not help you find it though. You will need to keep your eyes open for clay, which is a rather difficult resource to find when you need it.
In the natural form, clay will appear above the surface like big rocks which make It easy to confuse with actual rocks which are not something you can mine. The veins of clay will often go deep underground so finding one batch will do you for quite a while…unless you get very unlucky and there are only a few pieces.