Bio

Jax Rula in her studio

Jax Rula is an award winning fibre artist specializing in creating art dolls representing ancient deities and mythic characters.

Jax began making dolls in 2006 and became a member of the Canadian Doll Artist Association (CDAA) in 2007. She entered her first competition that year at the CDAA’s convention. The next year she was accepted in the Grand National and showed at the Centre in the Square in Kitchener.  Her first award came in 2009 at the next CDAA convention. Several shows later she was made the guest artist for the 2013 Quilt and Fibre Arts Festival.

In 2014 Jax was awarded a Region of Waterloo Arts Fund grant for a project based on the Grand River Watershed. In 2015 she showed that work at Chiefswood Museum in Osheken and THEMUSEUM in Kitchener.

Since 2015 Jax has been a member of the Art District Gallery. She became chair of the ADG in the spring of 2016.

During her tenure as a doll artist Jax has been published in many magazines including; A Needle pulling Thread, Art Doll Quarterly, Doll Collector Magazine and The Grand Magazine.

Mostly self taught Jax has managed to attend workshops hosted by several well respected Doll Artists like Adele Sciortino, Marilyn Halcomb, Kate Church, Judy Skeel, Peggy Wilson, Wendy Rinehart and Olga Roehl.