Jan de Rooden (1931 - 2016) was a Dutch ceramist and sculptor, who worked in Nijmegen, Paris, and Amsterdam. As autodidact he started working in the studio of ceramist Lucie Q. Bakker in Amsterdam in 1956. In 1958, he started his own studio with Johnny Rolf, whom he later married. In 1962 De Rooden took part of an exhibition of six young ceramists from Amsterdam at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, together with Hans de Jong, Sonja Landweer, Johan van Loon, Johnny Rolf and Jan van der Vaart, which signified the rebirth of artisan ceramics in the Netherlands. In 1966, he was visiting designer at the Gustavsberg porcelain factory in Zweden.
In 1964, he and Johnny Rolf were awarded the "Contour Prijs" by De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles in Delft. Funded by scholarships from the Dutch Ministry of Culture, De Rooden traveled to the United States in 1968–69, Asia, especially Japan and Korea in 1973–74, and Egypt in 1984. Over the years, he participated in multiple local, national, and international exhibitions in Europe, Japan and the U.S.A.