The ceramic items are baked in an oven to transform them from brittle greenware to long-lasting finished products. The word “culina” has a Latin origin and refers to a structure made to preserve heat supplied into the main chamber. From the earliest known open pit in prehistoric times to the modern, efficient buildings employed by today’s ceramicists, there are many different types of kilns. Anagama, updraft, downdraft, gas burning, electric, wood burning, open pit, centennial arch, raku, ascending, and salt are among the many diverse types of kilns.