Biz bits 11/6/07 |

Biz bits 11/6/07

After nine years in business, Mostly Clay and Fine Crafts plans to close its doors on Dec. 9.

The Nevada City business, owned by friends and potters Rene Sprattling and Susan Steinbarth, is closing because the lease at the 227 Broad St. building is ending, and the landlord wants to extensively remodel the building during a period of several months.

Sprattling said she looked for space elsewhere but opted to end the business instead, as the husbands of both women are semi-retired.

Sprattling and Steinbarth opened their business in November 1998, hoping to provide a local and regional outlet for potters and artists. The business eventually expanded to include wood, stone, jewelry and textiles.

For more information on the business, call Sprattling or Steinbarth at 265-3535.


WrightBuilt Home Remodel & Design recently was recognized with a contractor of the year award.

The Sacramento chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry recognized the Grass Valley business for the best whole-house remodel. House designer Debbie Costa completed the project for the remodeling company.

The remodel work was for a multigenerational home with grandparents, their daughter, a son-in-law and their child.

The work included a home addition, remodels to the kitchen, living room and front entry, window replacements and separate office spaces for four adults.

WrightBuilt has focused on kitchen and bath remodeling and room additions since 1983.

For more information on the business, visit the store at 1072 E. Main St. or call WrightBuilt at 272-6657.


Windhorse Rugs in Nevada City recently closed, and the rugs sold there now will be available through Keeling’s Floor to Ceiling Interior Design Showroom.

Keeling’s, at 124 Argall Way, is expanding its business, and it will be able to accommodate the rugs, Windhorse Rugs owner Tamis Vaatveit said.

Vaatveit plans to devote herself to custom design work. For more information, contact Vaatveit at 265-4953.


Do you have news to share about your business? Contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly at or 477-4234.

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