Julian Biggers received his Guild Fellow's Cube in the category of Furniture in 1987. He counts the Cube and certificate as among his most prized possessions and keeps his certificate hanging next to his PH.D degree diploma in his woodworking shop. Julian has taught at the Guild School for the past 15 years. He has also been an instructor in the Guild Study Programs in Kansas City and New Orleans.
Julian, a Texan, maintains that when he first discovered miniatures back in 1982 he didn't know Chippendale from a cow chip. Furniture styles had never interested him until he began to create his delightful miniature renditions of period furniture. Over the past 20 years he has learned a great deal about furniture and furniture making and is now ranked as a master craftsman in the furniture field. Julian enjoys making furniture that has special character, such as desks, tables and game tables. When he selects a piece of furniture to reproduce it is because its form, beauty and uniqueness has attracted and challenged him creatively. Julian's work may be seen at the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City located on the campus of University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Julian allows that his wife Ruth, who has been with him for 49 years, has been his main cheerleader and his "inspector 13".
Before going into miniatures Julian was a teacher and counselor. After receiving his doctorate, Julian spent 27 years at Texas Tech University as an administrator and Professor of Educational Psychology (Counseling).