We had a coffee w/ #humanofstumptown barista Lane Walkup in her metalworking studio. #dayoff
On a dead-end industrial street, alongside tractor trailers and empty railcars, Portland barista Lane Walkup spends her days off with her new knife grinder. Lane moved here three years ago from Central North Carolina with friends and started working at Stumptown and honing her metalworking & jewelry casting skills. “I learned to weld from my Dad and started making primitive knives in North Carolina,” she says. She worked with her father’s blacksmith friend from Germany and his apprentice to learn the ins-and-outs of the ancient craft. She says it took her six months alone to perfect the green coal fire.