Susan Lordi

Willow Tree® is an intimate line of figurative sculptures that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each figure from her studio in Kansas City Missouri. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and individually painted by hand. Expression is revealed through gestures only… a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. The simplicity of form and absence of facial features signify Willow Tree. It is Susan’s hope that these pieces be meaningful to both giver and receiver.

Susan describes herself as a maker. Since 1999, she has conceived, sculpted and carved the original of each figure. Over the years, Lordi's sculpting and carving has evolved to include delicate patterns of pierced metal and pressed gold leaf, free-hand surface etchings, sculptures carved in the round so that every angle reveals a different understanding... but always, a focus on form and gesture that speaks to the universal. By stripping down the essence of emotion to pure form, she opens the interpretation of each piece to the giver and the receiver.

Susan Lordi hand-carving clay figure, Willow Tree and Susan Lordi hand signature, and family of hand-painted figurines

  • White wooden keepsake box with carved image of faceless young girl praying
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    a tree, a prayer Memory Box

    $31.00
  • White book standing up with light blue designs on it
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    Antique Novella Decorative Arts Book

    $12.00
  • White book standing up with blue/red designs on it and 'family stories' on the top
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    Family Stories Decorative Arts Book

    $17.50
  • Front view of wooden keepsake box - image of two little girls sitting looking at each other on the front of box

    Friendship Keepsake Box

    $17.00
  • Small white wooden rosary box with carved image of woman holding baby
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    Grandmother Keepsake Box

    $17.00
  • Small light grey wooden keepsake box with carved in image of faceless figurine's face in the center
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    Love of Learning Memory Box

    $24.00
  • Light green standing book with darker green designs carved in
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    Love Poetry Decorative Arts Book

    $17.50
  • Overview shot of light grey wooden box with carved in image of faceless mother hugging child - all in white
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    Mother and Daughter Memory Box

    $26.00
  • Wooden box closed with carved in image of faceless girl holding horse in the center

    Quiet Strength Memory Box

    $26.00
  • White small wooden box with carved in little girl holding tan puppy

    True Keepsake Box

    $17.00