Bronze and grey glazed stoneware vase by Jan van der Vaart. This piece of Dutch Avant-Garde pottery was designed and executed in 1966 in his own studio in Amsterdam. The vase is signed on the bottom with: 'VdVaart', 66. 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.