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About James D. Mellick, M.F.A.

Professor Mellick, recipient of Cedarville’s 2012–2013 Faculty Scholar Award, teaches three-dimensional design, sculpture, and printmaking, and he designed the Alford three-dimensional studios. Prior to coming to Cedarville, he taught at Colby-Sawyer College, founded and led the art major program at Houghton College, and headed the sculpture program at Calvin College. He has developed a national reputation as a “Master Ohio Craftsman” with over 160 exhibitions to his credit. His art is in numerous private collections and in many museum, corporate, and academic collections. Professor Mellick is a charter member of the Christians in the Visual Arts and other memberships include Ohio Designer Craftsmen and the Furniture Society. He retired from Cedarville in 2014.


2014 Associate Professor of Studio Art, Cedarville University

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Scholar of the Year, Cedarville University - 2013
  • Ed Honton Memorial Award for Excellence in a Body of Work, Ohio Craft Museum - 2011
  • Fine Craftsmanship Award, Ohio Craft Museum - 2007
  • Museum Guild Purchase Award, Evansville Museum of Art - 2003
  • Jurors' Choice Award, Contemporary Works of Faith - 2003
  • Craftsmanship and Humor Award, Ohio Craft Museum - 2003
  • Muskegon County (MI) Community Foundation Award - 1989


  • Introduction to Print Making
  • Sculpture
  • Studio
  • Three-Dimensional Design


Sculpture and 3-D Design (13)

Solo and Duo Exhibitions (42)