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  • Anniversary


    Love ever endures

    “I sculpted this piece using my parents as models. When I asked them to sit down and get comfortable, they just seemed to fit together so perfectly. It was such a self-directed pose, as though they’ve been doing it for years — and they have! They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2011. The carving on the back is a little added discovery …. ‘I love thee’. I like the sound of the word ‘thee’. It feels poetic and intimate to me.”


  • Ox And Goat for the Nativity

    Ox And Goat for the Nativity

    Offering warmth and protection

    Ox and Goat were carved to complement the classic Nativity collection.

    Two new animals join the classic Nativity, surrounding the holy family with warmth and protection.

  • The Christmas Story

    The Christmas Story

    Her name is Mary. His name is Joseph. The baby, Jesus

    The Christmas Story is the largest-scale nativity created by Susan Lordi. The two figures are approx. 15″ tall, and are best displayed in the Sanctuary.

    The expressive gestures of Mary and Joseph reveal their humanity, and portray their overwhelming emotion of love and protection for their newborn child. The two-piece set of Mary holding baby Jesus, and Joseph is the centerpiece of The Christmas Story. The figures are nearly 15” tall, and painted with richly layered colors. The elegant movement of Mary’s and Joseph’s garments, and their protective gestures bring this composition to the highest levels of sculptural art.

    The pieces relate to each other when placed on the base of the Sanctuary. Mary is turned in toward Joseph, sheltered by his right arm. Joseph’s staff and cloak form a protective shield around his new family. Joseph’s left hand, positioned above the head of baby Jesus, shadows the curve of Mary’s wrist. This is a historically symbolic gesture of blessing and protection.

    “The Christmas Story is a story from the past… but the overwhelming emotions of holding a new baby, starting a new family, and wanting to protect them forevermore are present today in every culture and every age. My hope is that the gestures of Mary and Joseph will represent these powerful feelings of love and protection.”

  • Generations


    Making memories that last lifetimes

    “I learned to sew from my mother, and she learned from her mother and aunt. I wanted this piece to not only depict the process of learning, sharing and making, but also the creating of memories that are passed down with love through generations. I hope it resonates with anyone who has lovingly carried on any special tradition within her family.”

  • Love of Learning

    Love of Learning

    Open books, open minds

  • Friendship


    Friendship is the sweetest gift!

  • Hero


    Hero, we honor thee, keeping safe your memory

    “I carved this memorial in dedication to those who have suffered a loss in the service of others. I want to quietly honor the courage of the hero who has died, and the everyday courage of the hero who is left. This patriot’s grief is to be honored as well. There are other figures in the marketplace about patriotism and honor, but I wanted to create one that acknowledged personal loss. Hero is a melancholy piece. I see it as very much a memorial. On a very personal level, keeping safe your memory is an intimate promise made to one who is gone … I hope the gesture of her embrace reflects some of these ideas.”

  • Courage


    Bringing a triumphant spirit, inspiration and courage

    “I sculpted the first Angel of Courage in 2001 to celebrate the triumphant spirit, inspiration and courage we call upon to face challenges in our lives — whether they be our health or the well-being of our loved ones.  In response to an overwhelming request for this sentiment, I re-sculpted Courage in 2006. I hope this figure can be a reminder of people in our lives who inspire us with their strength and courage every day.”

  • Grateful


    I’m so grateful for your friendship

  • Thinking of You

    Thinking of You

    Keeping you close in my thoughts

  • Happiness


    FREE to sing, laugh, dance… create!

    “I hope this piece is very open to viewer interpretation. For me, it is the pure joy that comes from creating — in all of its forms. A side note … I love bluebirds.”

  • New Dad

    New Dad

    In awe and wonder of what’s to come

  • Love


    Love, everlasting and true

    “The posture and profile of this piece is somewhat iconic. It speaks about a love so strong that it continues on beyond a lifetime. The words ‘everlasting and true’ express the idea that love can go beyond death. The rose stem gradually blends into her body, so there’s no separation between the object that she’s holding and her body. I wanted the whole figure to be a symbol of love, not just the rose.”

  • Shepherd and Stable Animals for the Nativity

    Shepherd and Stable Animals for the Nativity

    Surrounding new life with love and warmth

    Susan Lordi carved this four-piece set to complement the scale of the classic six-piece Nativity.

  • Angel of the Garden

    Angel of the Garden

    Bringing forth a garden of love and beauty

  • Quietly


    Quietly encircled by love

    “I’ve learned, as a mother, sister, daughter, wife, that the communication of touch can be very healing, not only for the receiver but for the giver. Quietly is meant to be a very calming piece, especially for a mom. A lot of people think this piece is a mother with two boys, but I see it as either. (Actually, my models were two little girls with short hair!)”

  • Grandmother


    A unique love that transcends the years

  • Grandfather


    Bridging generations with ageless love