Alitine Blumenthal-Bouten was born in 1923 in The Hague and studied under W.H. de Vries at the Kunstnijverheidsschool in Amsterdam. She lived for some time in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland and worked in the pottery that was founded by her husband Otto August Hermann Blumenthal and his first wife Fanny Schlatter. When he died, she ran the pottery alone for a short while after which she came to Waalre in 1955. Here she founded De Blauwe Dolfijn. She passed away in 1976.