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

  • Woman holding belly figurine
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    Cherish

    $38.00
  • Mother holding baby figurine
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    Child of my Heart

    $38.00
  • Front view of two women figurines hugging one another
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    Chrysalis

    $40.00
  • Brunette woman figurine in white dress hugging smaller girl figurine in white dress
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    Close to me

    $38.00
  • Round cream pendant with wooden outline - middle of pendant is image of woman holding child
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    Close to Me Metal-edged Ornament

    $12.00
  • Two woman figurines hugging one another standing on round plaque
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    Close to Me Musical

    $50.00
  • Cream plaque with image of faceless girl holding cat in her arms

    Comfort Plaque

    $15.00
  • Angel figurine with arms raised up
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    Courage

    $22.00
  • 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
  • Angel figurine in white dress with wire wings dancing on top of wooden stand
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    Dance of Life

    $42.00
  • Side view of angel figurine in white pattern dress dancing - hung by black string
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    Dance of Life Ornament

    $19.00
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    Everyday Blessings

    $45.95
  • 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
  • Father and daughter figurines sitting down looking at one another
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    Father and Daughter

    $38.00
  • Mother figurine in white dress sitting down holding baby in her arms
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    For Always

    $42.00
  • RIght side view of girl with brown hair in braid over right shoulder leaning forward as she holds orange flowers behind her back
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    For You

    $25.00
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    For You Ornament

    $18.95
  • Front view of woman with tied back brown hair holding a cluster of blue flowers up to her face
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    Forget-me-not

    $25.00
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    Forget-me-not Ornament

    $18.95
  • Woman figurine holding black flowers to her face
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    Friendship

    $22.00
  • 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
  • Square cream pendant with wooden outline - center of pendant is faceless girl holding black wire flowers
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    Friendship Metal-edged Ornament

    $12.00
  • Faceless angel figurine in white dress holding black wire flowers
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    Friendship Ornament

    $17.00