Started working in glass in the 1980’s.
Latchezar Boyadjiev was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he attended the Ceramics Department of the Academy of Applied Arts. In 1985 he was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia). In 1986, just after graduating from the Academy, Latchezar Boyadjiev defected to the United States via Italy. After settling in California, Boyadjiev worked for more than ten years in the field of optical glass, using cold work techniques to create optical glass sculptures. Since there were limits to the size of his objects, he decided to change to cast glass.