The human being who realizes that the fire makes the clay durable searched for the way of cooking as for the pottery produced by humanity during the period when the cooking pit is not made yet. They fried forms, which were made of clay, with flammable materials until the invention of the cooking pit. They used the primitive firing methods either in the cooking pit or outdoor cooking as for the respective forms. Today, although there are many opportunities such as increasing demands, material diversity and fast firing methods with the development of technology, there are still regions that are using primitive methods for cooking the forms. In addition to that, the firing techniques that used technology provides controlled and standard products advantages. That is why; it is also used as a primary or secondary firing technique in workshops. In this study; the villages, which are engaged to pottery firing business in the Central Anatolia Region, namely, Gelveri District, Mihalıççık District, Sorkun Village, Velihimmetli Village, Ahılı Village, and Sille Village have been examined and there firing methods and types of cooking pits are illustrated with the photographs.
Keywords: Earthenware, Cooking Pit, Firing, Central Anatolia Region