A blue glazed stoneware vase with geometric shapes by Jan van der Vaart. This piece of Dutch avant-garde pottery was executed in the late 1990s in his own studio. The vase is signed on the bottom. Jan van der Vaart belongs to the first generation of ceramic artists that revived the practice of ceramics in the Netherlands in the 1950s. He introduced a new vision on form and colour based on the Bauhaus tradition. When he gets appointed to head teacher of ceramics on the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, his influence on the development of Dutch ceramics is easy to trace. Around fifteen years later his work is internationally acknowledged.