Women Who Work: Beth Moresi

In honor of National Craft Month and National Women’s month, and because we just need some bright things amidst the darkness right now, we are featuring some of our favorite creative women over the next week as inspired by our Women Who Work print by Libby VanderPloeg.

Yet another working woman, is there anything we can’t do?! Meet Beth Moresi, we think she is beyond awesome!

In 2014, Beth Moresi swapped her designer clothes for a pair of overalls and steel capped boots and headed into the world of building and construction. Swinging a hammer and carrying timber was a far cry from managing a fashion store, but the freedom of working in the outdoors and watching a building take shape was something Beth totally loved. Now with her own company called “BethBuilds” she works in both commercial and domestic building projects around Melbourne, Victoria, proving that women truly can do it all.

Read on to find out a little more about Beth!

When did you know that woodworking/making things with your hands was your jam?

I knew that woodworking and building was for me after my first week on site- I was hooked right from the start. The feeling you get when you stand back and can see all your hard work right in front of you is unbeatable.

Why is it important to you to create?

It is important to me to create because life is more than just work. Getting your paycheck can’t be the thing that gets you our of bed in the morning – you need passion!  Being creative with my work is where I find that passion and pride in my job.

Was there anyone along the way who helped shape you?

I had and still do have so many strong people in my support network who helped me along the way. My dad, who is also a builder (and self-confessed feminist) has always been my number one fan and supporter. He loves to support strong women and has always had my back and pushed me out of my comfort zone.

What’s your advice to women wanting to pursue the same thing?

My advice for women who might want to get into building is to just be yourself. I spent so long trying to be tough, trying to be as strong as the boys, trying not to have emotions, trying to fit in. Embrace yourself and all the amazing things YOU have to offer. Let your personality and the your points of difference shine through your work. Since starting my own business I have never felt more myself – all the way down to my pink business cards.

You can find Beth here:

@bethbuilds

Carpenter Art Print

For all of you carpenters and woodworkers out there, Libby’s Carpenter art print is 20% off for the next three days, ending Thursday, March 26th with code Carpenter. You can find it in our Print Shop here.

Or you can find all of the Women Who Work here!

If you are building be sure to hang up the Carpenter Print in your home to remind you of just how incredible you are at your work!

You can see our previous interviews:

 

Jen Hewett – printmaker, surface designer, textile artist and teacher
Erin Benzakein of Floret Flowers – Garden, flower maker 

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