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

  • Front view of grey barn sitting on grey plank
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    Crèche

    $135.00
  • Set of two white trees on wooden stands
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    Cypress Trees

    $74.00
  • Two lamb figurines next to donkey with blanket pad figurine
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    Gentle Animals of The Stable for The Christmas Story

    $74.00
  • Set of wooden stars raised on stands on wooden plaque
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    Metal Star Backdrop

    $36.00
  • Set of three people figurines with four animals and one baby
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    Nativity

    $89.00
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    Sanctuary for The Christmas Story

    $135.00
  • Wiseman figurine with cane and other hand on lamb, surrounded by camel and two baby lambs

    Shepherd and Stable Animals

    $76.00
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    Soar Notecards—Pack of 8

    $7.95
  • Tri-fold opening wooden Nativity scene carving with blue starry background
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    Starry Night Nativity

    $170.00
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    Surprise Notecards—Pack of 8

    $7.95
  • Notecard with blue and green background and figurine holding pink flowers sits on top of a brown envelope
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    Thank You Notecards—Pack of 8

    $7.95
  • Mary and Joesph with baby figurines
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    The Christmas Story

    $116.00
  • Nativity scene figurines - man standing over woman dressed in blue holding baby
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    The Holy Family

    $50.00
  • Three wiseman figurines holding presents

    The Three Wisemen

    $76.00
  • Green see through tree figurine
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    Tree Silhouette

    $32.00