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

  • Three white sheep figurines around grey donkey figurine laying down
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    Sheltering Animals for The Holy Family

    $52.00
  • Wiseman figurine with cane and other hand on lamb, surrounded by camel and two baby lambs
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    Shepherd and Stable Animals

    $80.00
  • Woman figurine holding both her hands in different directions in white dress with blue on it embellished with crystals
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    Shine

    $33.00
  • Front view of woman with tied back, curly, light brown hair holds up a portion of her dress's skirt as it is full of purple flowers
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    Simple Joys

    $27.00
  • Two small girl figurines in white dresses hugging one another on round rock plaque
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    Sister mine

    $35.00
  • Two little girl figurines facing one another holding hands
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    Sisters by Heart

    $39.00
  • Small brunette girl figurine in white dress holding up white dove
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    Soar

    $26.00
  • Front view of boy with brown hair sitting on a stump while holding a small potted plant to his chest
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    something special

    $32.00
  • Small faceless figurine girl wearing white shirt and blue jeans with hands crossed on her legs
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    Spirited Child

    $19.00
  • Small brunette girl sitting down with white shirt and jeans on
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    Spirited Child (darker skin tone and hair color)

    $19.00
  • Tri-fold opening wooden Nativity scene carving with blue starry background
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    Starry Night Nativity

    $170.00
  • Girl figurine in white dress carrying purple flowers in arms
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    Surprise

    $27.00
  • Little girl figurine holding red flowers
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    Surrounded by Love

    $27.00
  • Woman figurine in white dress standing up
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    Tapestry

    $32.00
  • Woman figurine holding baby
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    Tenderness

    $40.00
  • Front side view of girl with light brown hair holding out pink flowers with both hands
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    Thank You

    $27.00
  • Father figurine sitting down hugging boy figurine from behind - both are wearing blue jeans and white shirts
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    That's my Dad

    $44.00
  • Mary and Joesph with baby figurines
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    The Christmas Story

    $120.00
  • Nativity scene figurines - man standing over woman dressed in blue holding baby
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    The Holy Family

    $52.00
  • Father holding baby in blanket figurine
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    The Quilt

    $40.00
  • Three wiseman figurines holding presents
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    The Three Wisemen

    $80.00
  • Faceless girl figurine sitting with hands on her legs
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    Thoughtful Child

    $19.00
  • Young brunette girl in white dress sitting down
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    Thoughtful Child (darker skin tone and hair color)

    $19.00
  • Man hugging woman figurine
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    Together

    $42.00