Original BTC has released 'Drop Three Pendant,' the final installment in its Drop collection. Following the journey of a droplet of water as it falls through the air, the new bone china pendant reflects the final stage as the droplet flattens, then splashes up as it hits the ground.
Designed in 2001, a year before Original BTC's acquisition of its bone china factory, the Drop Three was so technically challenging to manufacture, it was pulled from the collection. Today, thanks to nearly two decades of investment in the Stoke-on-Trent factory's team and capabilities, the Drop Three has finally landed.
Pushing bone china to its very limit, Original BTC uses highly-skilled, labor-intensive processes to create the beautifully curved form of the Drop Three. Sculptural and organic, the rounded shape is slip cast using a two-part mold so heavy it requires four hands to lift. Turned upside down, the mold is filled to its brim with liquid clay.
Sculptural when off, the shade comes to life when switched on. Maximizing bone china's translucency and luminosity, the bulb is positioned high up in the shade, illuminating the top of the Drop and creating a ring of ambient light through the curved lip.
Unlike its predecessors, available in either a gloss or matte finish, the final Drop is presented unglazed to emphasize bone china's natural purity. The hand-smoothed shade is fitted with a satin brass cap, cord grip, gray cotton braided cable, and a matching bone china ceiling rose that echoes the Drop Three's voluptuous lines.
Photos: Courtesy of Original BTC