The Stairs at Churchville Middle School

As part of a Hand Pressed Souvenirs project where I make souvenir collections of single buildings, I organized a walk and collection of the local Churchville Middle School in 2012. A group of seventh graders participated and were quite personal about the details of their school that they wished to make permanent as porcelain souvenirs. One student made an impression of his locker from sixth grade; another student who had been sick a lot that year made a souvenir of the floor in the nurse’s office; and one girl who had been on crutches for weeks spoke about her dread of the school’s slow elevator and decided to make an impression of a sign displaying a symbol of the stairs that she dearly missed walking up and down.