About Rubber Stamp Tapestry

My parents, Don and Susan Walton, have been potters since I was five years old. In 1971, my dad Don bought a peace sign peg stamp from a small shop in Las Vegas, NV where he was stationed in the US Air Force. That little stamp would be the inspiration behind a company that has gained worldwide recognition and produced a product giving thousands of stampers hours of fun.

In 2002, in her quest to find something unique to imprint into her pottery, my mother Susan began making rubber stamps. She cleverly mounted her designs on wooden dowels and gave each stamp a Placement Line positioning tool. Additionally, Susan's technique of component stamping allows one to quickly and easily create frames, borders, and scenes on cards, stationery, scrapbook pages, ceramic bisque, and even fabric! Like a bouquet of freshly picked daisies, she put botanicals from backyard gardens into the hands of crafters around the world and created a stamping revolution.

In 2004, I quit my job as a computer programmer and joined the family business. My wife Rebecca, with our toddler, joined me as we became stamp makers, later bringing into our family two more little stampers. In 2014, Don and Susan returned to their first love - pottery, and opened Pottery Road Studio and Gallery. Later that year we became the proud owners of Rubber Stamp Tapestry. We are excited to be a part of the family business in a different capacity and although RST is not a daily part of their lives, Don and Susan are still a fundamental part of RST.

- Donny Walton