was born in Dillingen Saar Germany and when she was older became a
student of Saarbruken School of Art specializing In Graphic Arts.
She also learned the tradition of woodcarving from her father
Nicklaus Maas and her Grandfather, and carried with her the tradition
to the United States.
After creating many woodcarvings, she
then became interested in doll making. She sculptured her first
doll from clay and then her husband, Frank Tinius, made a mold of her
creation. Together, they created their first Bisque Doll,
followed by six more models, one of which was of her daughter Johanna,
as a child.
In 1987, Ingeborg and her family moved to
the Sierra Madre Mountains North East of Santa Maria Ca. The beauty of
the nature and trees that surrounded her, inspired her to once again
return to the sculpture of wood in the form of dolls. Since then
she has created many, "Tree Children," with Frank helping with the
cutting of wood, and the jointing of arms and legs. After
finishing the dolls by making all of the delicate clothing with care,
these dolls became a product of your Mountain people, just as was done
in Germany when the Mountain people came down to the markets in
Nurnberg to sell the hand made wooden dolls made by the whole family
about Ingeborg and her work was featured in the "Doll Reader" magazine,
in the May 1992 issue.
also a featured artist in "Doll Collector" magazine, in the May 2013