CONNECTING FINE ART, MYSTICISM AND ADORNMENT
12th HOUSE is a private design house run by the artist Kelly Lannen. Her fine collections are born from her love of art history, a passion for reclaiming personal mysticism, and facsination with ancient human symbolism.
Each piece of jewelry is crafted with recycled prescious metal alloys and ethically sourced gemstones, created as a vessel for the wearer to pour their magic into.
"12th HOUSE specializes in the soulful side of jewelry. Their designs thrive in the meeting point between aesthetic beauty and symbolic meaning, a pairing that is executed to maximum effect in the brand’s new Midheaven engagement ring collection... "
"... Inspired by magic and sacred geometry, the distinctive designs feature stepped bezels, unexpected angles, and compelling contrasts sure to appeal to the customer who wants something that’s different but still stunning. "
A lifelong artist, Kelly studied Fine Art at University of Michigan and was a double major in the School of Art and Design as well as the school of Literature, Science & the Arts with an emphasis in French language and literature.
Upon graduating with her BFA, she was awarded a scholarship to study Sculpture at the prestigious New York Academy of Art, co-founded by Andy Warhol. Her MFA sculpture thesis project won the Brady Travel Grant for Artistic Excellence, and she was selected to compete in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture Contest.
From painstakingly restoring the private Cast Antiquities Collection at the New York Academy of Art, to working as an assistant sculptor to Jeff Koons, these experiences have honed her hand skills and sharpened her eye for design, detail and proportion.
In her 19 years of working and living in New York City, Kelly had the privilege to work with numerous exhibiting artists and exhibition projects, as well as completing a goldsmithing apprenticeship and graduating from the GIA with her A.J.P. diploma.