Willow Tree® is a lineup of sculptures, that talk in ways that are silent to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves every figure’s first from her studio in Kansas City Missouri.
Pieces painted, and are cast from her original carvings by hand. The expression is revealed through gestures only… a tilt of the head, a turn of the body, placement of the hands. The simplicity of form and lack of facial features signify Willow Tree. Susan expects that these bits be meaningful to both receiver and giver. Willow Tree Gifts Australia
In the studio
Susan describes herself as a maker. When she’s not making something, she’s thinking about it. Her process is quite instinctive. She “sketches” in clay because she forms and carves each piece. This one-of-a-kind approach to product development makes her pieces truly individual… her hand and her unique perspective are evident in each sculpture.
Through the years, Lordi has evolved into Include delicate patterns of metal and pressed gold foliage, free-hand surface etchings, sculptures carved in the round so that each angle shows a different understanding…
And a focus on form and gesture that speaks to the universal. The opens by stripping the essence of emotion down into form interpretation to the recipient and the giver of each piece.
What’s new in 2019
Everyday Wishing, Blessings, and Sanctuary are sized differently from Willow Tree figures petite than family 6.5″ high and adorned with gold leaf. The packaging reflects the Signature Collection distinction.