Gerrit de Blanken (1894 - 1961)
Since 1924 he was independently potter with his own studio, successively in Leiderdorp (1919-1925) and in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. He made simple utilitarian and decorative pottery, that was sold, among others by 't Binnenhuis and Metz & Co.
Gerrit de Blanken manufactured exclusively turned pottery. His work has a sober style, and is often very thin. Striking is the frequent use of different colors for the interior and exterior of a container or dish. He also produced ceramic designs by Chris Lebeau. One of his students in Zoeterwoude was Hans de Jong.