In 1953, Ingrid (nee Mills) was awarded the title of Miss South Africa.
She starred in a Hollywood film in 1954.
Ingrid's first glass class was in 2000.
"Once I discovered making glass beads on the torch that was it – everything else flew out of the window, I love the fact that I can create these small original works of art with this lovely material.
I am quite spontaneous.
I felt doing beads would draw me in away from my other glass work, it did but I still hanker after doing my glass murals."
"All my life I have been making things, I tried rug making, tapestry, then clay, porcelain antique dolls, stained glass, fused glass and now glass beads on the torch.
The “making” is important, the thread that keeps all this varied “making” is the colour. It is colour that inspires me.
I feel my life to be a continuing process of unfolding who I am in the presence of others. I feel alive making beads.
I am having fun."