CASTRIES, Friday, January 29, 2016 – Local Broadcast Journalist Sharon Williams has recently set her sights on the arts with a special focus at helping the environment with the launch of her business Black Bottle Art. In a effort to ensure that less waste bottles reach our landfill or end up washed up on any random beach on the island, Williams has begun recycling used wine and liquor glass bottles literally turning trash to treasure. Earlier this week she launched two new lines to her recently established small business, one collection to honour love and lovers with Valentines line of vases and another to commemorate Saint Lucia’s upcoming observance of its 37th Independence anniversary.
With the Valentine collection that features three types of vases to feature the beautiful flowers that most women receive on Valentine’s Day that they proudly show off, Williams has teamed up with another local, a young Pastry Chef – Talisa Decembre whose pastries and goodies will be highlighted in Black Bottle Art’s commemoration of Valentine’s Day. What better way to show love than with Decembre’s very own recipe presented in nothing less than a fresh guava, scooped out to form a sumptuous shell that is filled with guava cheesecake? Or a strudel tart filled with local golden apple that is now in season?
The independence line Williams says features the island’s national colours and her interpretation of the joy and pride felt by Saint Lucians in their island and its sovereignty. This line she hopes will be featured at local business places, banks, government offices as well as in people’s homes as they demonstrate their national pride that is heightened at this time of year. You can see Black Bottle Art’s collections of objets d’art in the name of love and national pride at an upcoming exhibition this Saturday, January 30, 2016 upstairs Key Largo, Rodney Bay from 10:00 a.m.