Jan van der Vaart (1931 – 2000) was an influential Dutch ceramist from the 20th century, known as founder of the abstract-geometric ceramics in the Netherlands. One of the key concepts in his work was the reintroduction of the pyramid or tulips tower, a specific type of tulip vase, from the 16th century in his own constructivist form.
Jan van der Vaart is considered one of the most important Dutch ceramic artists of the 20th century. As the founder of a geometric abstract direction in postwar-ceramics he was nationally and abroad particularly influential. His work is very recognizable due to the distinctive character and the logical and consequent development of his artistic beliefs