Echo of Deco Art Pottery is the name given to an expanding collection of individually handmade fine studio ceramics, inspired by the exciting geometric Art Deco Designs of the 1920’s & 30’s Jazz Age. Appreciated for its artistic quality and exciting originality of design, Echo of Deco Art Pottery elegantly brings to life the vibrancy of Art Deco design in a unique and inimitable way.
Echo of Deco is essentially a specialist contemporary studio pottery creating individual pieces of Ceramic Art, aimed at the discerning collector. Echo of Deco was founded in 2004 by the father and son team, Malcolm and Russell Akerman. Their combined talents and natural aptitude for Art Deco design has created an inspired range of highly distinctive ceramics that are today collected all around the world. Every item is exclusively designed and hand made in studio. All work is finished in Echo of Deco’s vibrant under glazes, redolent of the Art Deco period.
Distinctive and instantly recognisable Echo of Deco Art Pottery shows an intuitive appreciation for shape and form, complemented by a creative and bold confidence in design. Held in high esteem by collectors from around the world, Echo of Deco is widely regarded as making some of the most innovative Art Deco inspired ceramics currently available today. Echo of Deco has been featured in many leading magazines and also on the BBC’s Great Pottery Thrown Down television series.
For authenticity every piece of Echo of Deco Art Pottery bears the studio's distinctive back stamp and is hand signed with the well known signatures of Russell or Malcolm Akerman. All work also comes with a date numbered certificate.When you see the Echo of Deco insignia you can be assured of its artistic merit and intrinsic worth.
‘We hope that you enjoy our work as much as we have enjoyed creating it.’
Sadly Malcolm Akerman passed away on the 5th of May 2019.
Malcolm was an outstanding, self taught, ceramic artist and his pottery making was inspired by a love for all things Art Deco. Malcolm created many outstanding Echo of Deco designs, including the Cotton Club big band musician ornaments and dancer figurines, all of which have a joyful vibrancy, as do his Brooklands racing car ornaments that captured the feeling of speed so well.
Russell Akerman is continuing the running of the pottery.
Below are links to albums where you can view a selected photographic archive of work made by Echo of Deco over the last 15 years. Echo of Deco now has a Facebook page where you can view these photographs and learn more about the pottery. If you are on Facebook please do follow and like our Echo of Deco British Art Pottery page.