Granada Tiles, a manufacturer of handmade Nicaraguan cement tiles, is reaching out to artists to design their own vision of peace. The Granada Tiles Peace Project invites artists to learn about the 140-year-old technique for producing master-crafted cement tiles and then to submit their own peace design. The artists’ tiles will be available for purchase on the company’s website for $10 each, with 5 percent of proceeds going to the artist and 5 percent to the charity of their choice.

One of the first artists to enter a design, Carol Caley of Carol Caley Design Associates, created the “Peace Tree.” Made up of hundreds of 4 x 4-inch tile hands reaching toward one another from around the world, Caley says that her “Peace Tree” seeks harmony with other people and with the earth. In addition to receiving 5 percent of all proceeds, Caley’s chosen charity, Heifer International, will receive 5 percent of sales to further their mission of ending world hunger.

For more information on Granada Tiles and The Peace Project, please visit the company’s website