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

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    Sanctuary for The Christmas Story

    $135.00
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    Promise Cake Topper

    $32.00
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    Sheltering Animals for The Holy Family

    $50.00
  • White wooden pedestal stand
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    Angel Stand

    $17.00
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    Ox and Goat

    $32.00
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    Together Cake Topper

    $32.00
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    Zampognaro

    $52.00
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    Shelter for The Holy Family

    $34.00
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    Little Shepherdess

    $35.00
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    The Holy Family

    $50.00
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    Anniversary Cake Topper

    $30.00
  • Three wiseman figurines holding presents
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    The Three Wisemen

    $76.00
  • 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
  • Wiseman figurine with cane and other hand on lamb, surrounded by camel and two baby lambs
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    Shepherd and Stable Animals

    $76.00
  • Front view of grey barn sitting on grey plank
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    Crèche

    $135.00
  • Mary and Joesph with baby figurines
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    The Christmas Story

    $116.00
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    Around You Cake Topper

    $40.00
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    Cypress Trees

    $74.00
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    Starry Night Nativity

    $170.00
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    Tree Silhouette

    $32.00