J.bird artisan concrete is located in Point Harbor, North Carolina and is owned and operated by Julie Bancroft. Her natural artistic abilities, attention to detail, and incredible work ethic has led her to the creation of j.bird artisan concrete. While studying business management and helping her husband, David, fabricate concrete countertops Julie discovered her love for concrete. She quickly learned the endless possibilities when working with concrete, pigments, and aggregate which have led to a vast collection of concrete decor. She has earned the reputation of being reliable, consistent, meticulous, and extremely talented here on the Outer Banks. Not to mention her highly trafficked Etsy site that has been viewed over 460,000 times. She treats every day in the shop as her time for honing her craft and always pushing the boundaries of what concrete can do.
Julie is joined in the workshop by two loyal and loving helpers, Taiona and Rocky! Taiona is the lead package QUEEN and helper of anything needed to execute perfection. And Rocky is the Security Guard that does not let anyone in the door of the shop without a proper hug and lick.
Concrete is an amazing medium that allows for the creativity and flexibility to create unique pieces. Each piece is thoughtfully curated by hand using small batches of concrete. We hand sand each piece with a special pneumatic diamond polisher and seal with a food grade concrete sealer and wax. Silicone or cork feet are placed on the bottom of most pieces to protect surfaces from scratching. We pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure your piece is of the best possible quality we provide.
Concrete has an inherent natural beauty. It is, by nature, an incredibly porous material. Please expect small air bubbles in the concrete and possible variations in color. It will patina and change over time depending on its use. Please keep in mind that while every piece is sealed and waxed sitting water, soap, or oil can penetrate the sealer and leave rings/spots.