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Willow Tree Figures

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Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original Willow Tree® sculpture. Using family and friends as models, Susan tries to capture a moment in time, or express a feeling. Pieces are cast from her original carving, and then individually painted by hand. Softly washed colors, carved and metal accents, and representative icons of nature mark Susan's work.

"I try to keep the interpretation of Willow Tree open. I hope this makes it more personal, and allows the viewer to decide its meaning."

Willow Tree was introduced in January 2000. The line has grown to encompass those sentiments that we most want to express. To our friends, to our family, to our teachers; to those near and dear, to those far away.

The original inspiration for Willow Tree still holds true today: Willow Tree is an intimate, personal line of figurative sculptures representing qualities and sentiments that help us feel close to others, heal wounds, or treasure relationships. Susan Lordi carves each original piece with this thought in mind. Her figures continue to evolve as she identifies emotions so important for us to convey, and renders them in simple, pure gestures. These art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope... all the emotions of a life well lived.

The name Willow Tree was chosen to symbolize that which is gestural and beckoning. The figures are columnar in design, like a tree, and often carry natural objects or animals as metaphors for human virtues or qualities... rosemary for remembrance, a bird for healing, flowers for beauty.

The sculptures are rendered so as to suggest elegance, simplicity, peace and serenity. Forms reveal their expressions through body gestures only... a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. Emotions are left to the viewer to discern, which makes them personal and powerful. Willow Tree is an understated line that speaks in a compelling way.


Rutland Bears and gifts stock a wide selection of Willow Tree Figurines and Angels available to buy in their online gift shop.  As official retailers for Willow Tree you can be sure of the quality and service.  Willow Tree Figurines and Angels make a heartfelt gift for that special occasion making ideal Wedding, Anniversary and Baby Gifts.  A selection from the new 2013 Willow Tree Collection figurines are now in stock.

A Selection of Willow Tree Figurine Wedding or Anniversary Gifts.

Willow Tree Figurine Promise 26121Willow Tree Figurine Together 26032 Willow Tree Figurine Anniversary 26184, Ideal Wedding or Anniversary gifts.

A Selection of Willow Tree Figurine Newborn baby, Christening, New Mum/Parents gifts.

Willow Tree Figurine Our Gift 26181Two Together Willow Tree Figurine 26188Willow Tree Figurine Grandmother 26072, Ideal newborn baby, Christening, New Mum/Parents gifts.

A Selection of New 2013 Willow Tree Collection Figurines

Abundance Willow Tree Collection Figurine 27181 New 2013Always Willow Tree Collection Figurine 27180 New 2013Around You Willow Tree Collection Figurine 27182 New 2013Soar Willow Tree Collection Figurine 27173 New 2013. New 2013 figures available to buy online now.

For a full range of our Willow Tree Figures and Angels, please see the links below.

Willow Tree Figurines

Willow Tree Angels