Guest Book
High Society!
Job Vacancies
Artist & Portfolio
Crystal Impressions
History of Glass

Welcome to the online world of Ingrid Pears MBE,
Glass Designer & Maker

Thank you for visiting our Internet site. This is the official website of International Glass artist INGRID PEARS MBE. As an up-to-date business, we want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our company news and our offers. Our web site is constantly undergoing changes as we keep adding more and more items and news for you. We are making every effort to present you with INGRID PEARS MBEs most up-to-date glass portfolio as new things are being created.  The emphasis of our site is to provide an extention of our studio in the UK based at www.thoresby.com in order enable a  world-wide audience to experience our glass designs and see pieces being created


South East Asia - Ingrid is embarking upon a trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia, working alongside UK Trade & Investment to promote UK excellence overseas in her role as a CATALYST.

Singapore is the UK's largest trading partner in South East Asia. Ranked first globally by the World Bank in terms of ease of doing business.

Ingrid is returning to Singapore after spending time out there researching as part of the G3 programme (Gateway to Global Growth) and linking in two British High Commission receptions when in market.

2 February 2015 British High Commission Reception - Singapore
5 February 2015 British High Commission Reception - Malaysia

To receive a personal invitation to either of these receptions - Please email: ingrid@ingridpears.com

Singapore Zoo 2015

Ingrid is delighted to announce that she has been invited to become a member of CATALYST UK, an invitation only, high profile global network of business leaders who work with the British Government, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to promote UK excellence internationally. The group comprises of influential business figures established in international markets, who are supporters of the UK as a place to do business.

Catalyst UK is managed by The Ministerial & Strategic Engagement Unit (MSEU) which was established in September 2013 to drive a strategic approach to cross-Whitehall Ministerial and business engagement in trade and investment priorities, in support of economic growth.


Images by Brian Pickering Photography

Ingrid takes over as President of the Rotary Club of Nottingham City on 1st July 2013, for one year in office.

Ingrid shortlisted for FIRST WOMEN AWARDS held in London in June 2013, hosted by the CBI and Real Business

International Design Trade Mission in Mumbai.

Ingrid Pears MBE In partnership with The British Contract Furnishing Association, UKTI and the British High Commission in Mumbai.

India has a huge trust and respect of British and European high end quality brands. There is a strong demand to be able to represent the very best of international brands alongside well respected Indian craftsmanship and design both in the contract and residential sector.

This visit was based around attending the Index Mumbai Interiors Exhibition 18-21 October 2012 which attracted over 37,000 trade visitors of which more than 10,000 were architects, interior designers and contract specifiers working directly with the luxury hotel and residential sectors see www.ubmindexfairs.com

Ingrid is awarded an MBE by the Queen in the New Year Honours list 2012 for her services to Business Export.

"I am thrilled and delighted by the news, I still cannot quite believe that it is true. I feel proud to receive such an accolade and to represent Britain overseas"

Ingrid was invested at Buckingham Palace on 29 February 2012 by His Royal Highness Prince Charles the Prince of Wales. Photograph - Ingrid holding her MBE in Buckingham Palace.


Tea with the Queen! After securing an International Business Award and successfully completing a trade mission to India (where Ingrid exhibited her bespoke glass pieces in New Delhi before travelling into the Himalayas to a pilgrim resting place) was on return invited to Buckingham Palace for a Royal Garden Party.

India news!

Ingrid WINS an International Business Award for 'Established Exporter 2010' (BRIC category, Brazil, Russia, India & China) from UK Trade & Investment.

Ingrid Pears exhibits her work at the British Council New Delhi, India. Ingrid seen here discussing glass making with Dr Vince Cable (Business Secretary for UK Parliament)

Ingrid showing her unique glass designs to Dr. Vince Cable, in New Delhi.

The One Sky Project was the first ever creative industries trade missions to India set up by Ingrid Pears. It was a unique exchange of cultures. A group of very different and diverse British artists based around Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire took their skills and their work to display in India. The aim of the project was to begin a globalisation of creative industries, in a two-way exchange. New markets continue to open now for British artists in India and for Indian artists in the UK. The artists were also inspired by the contrasts in culture, landscape and artistic traditions, providing a rich source of inspirational material as well as opening many trading doors.

Ingrid Pears glass artist is commissioned to make unique piece for his holiness the Dalai Lama and finds herself working in the Himalayas.

You can reach us at our studio by calling:

T/F +44(0)1623 824 881 
M +44(0)7803 048 747.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can also contact us at our e-mail address: info@ingridpears.com

If you are not familiar with our company and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.

In brief, you should know the following about us: our company was established in 1999 and has been responsible for providing outstanding design led, crystal glass pieces ever since, from vases and paperweights to sculptural glass art. Our specialty is in the area of blown glass, but we offer all types of glass from; kiln work to glass engraving. Our regular customers particularly value our ability to make their pieces of glass whilst they watch their piece being created.

Why not come to our studio in the heart of the rolling landscape of Thoresby Park and have your own piece of glass made? If you are further away, watch it being made on line and have it posted to you!

Our business is located at:



Thoresby Courtyard entrance.


Thoresby Hall.

Robin Hood Statue in Thoresby Courtyard.

Blown clear and white crystal glass bowl

White and clear Venitian striped Wavy bowl.