Willow Tree® by 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 pedestal stand

    Angel Stand

  • Close view of two angel figurines hugging one another

    Angel's Embrace Ornament

  • Front view of two women figurines hugging one another


  • Cream plaque with image of faceless girl holding cat in her arms

    Comfort Plaque

  • Side view of angel figurine in white pattern dress dancing - hung by black string

    Dance of Life Ornament

  • Faceless angel figurine in white dress holding black wire flowers

    Friendship Ornament

  • Cream colored plaque with image of two faceless girls sitting facing one another wearing white dreses carved in

    Friendship Plaque

  • Small white wooden rosary box with carved image of woman holding baby

    Grandmother Keepsake Box

  • Round cream pendant with faceless woman and man holding baby - hung by brown string

    Holy Family Metal-edged Ornament

  • Angel figurine holding 'thank you' sign

    Just for You Ornament

  • Front view of young girl with light brown hair sitting cross legged and holding a brown cat in her arms, both cat and girl gaze at each other

    Kindness (girl)

  • Small white lamb figurines in between girl figurine wearing light grey dress with halo on

    Little Shepherdess

  • Mi Casa

  • Two woman figurines standing side by side - left has brown dress on, right has white dress on

    My sister, my friend

  • Brown cow figurine laying next to white sheep figurine

    Ox and Goat

  • Little girl figurine holding lamb

    Peace on Earth

  • Young child figurine praying

    Prayer of Peace

  • Angel figurine in white dress with black wire wings holding her hands across her chest ornament

    Remembrance Ornament

  • Red/white circle designs house figurine

    Shelter for The Holy Family

  • Wiseman figurine with cane and other hand on lamb, surrounded by camel and two baby lambs

    Shepherd and Stable Animals

  • Far shot of angel figurine on wooden stand

    Song of Joy

  • Brunette woman figurine in white dress standing holding large sun figurine around herself

    Starlight Tree Topper

  • Three wiseman figurines holding presents

    The Three Wisemen