The founder of Heinen Delfts Blauw is Jaap Heinen, born and raised in Spakenburg. With his creative spirit, he drew and painted his first scenes in the Japanese and Chinese Imari style. From there he would delve into Delft blue. A logical route, because Delft blue originated in the Far East. Jaap is commissioned to paint more often. Vases, plates and tight patterns of the Spakenburg costumes. The hobby takes on serious proportions.