Latchezar Boyadjiev was born in 1959 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was educated at the Academy of Arts in Sofia and the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he studied with Professor Stanislav Libensky. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1986 settling in northern California where he has taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Boyadjiev's works are commissioned and collected extensively both publicly and privately worldwide. Major collections including his works include the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague, the Czech Republic, the Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark, the Glasmuseum der Ernsting Stiftung, Germany, the Museum de Alcorcon, Spain and the White House Collection, Washington, DC.




Academy of Arts, Sofia, Ceramic Studio, 1979.

Academy of Applied Arts, Glass Studio with Professor Stanislav Libensky

Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1980-1985. In 1986 moved to United States


De Young Museum, San Francisco First Interstate World Trade Center, CA Flint Museum, Flint, MI Glassmuseum der Ernsting Stiftung, Germany Glassmuseum, Ebeldorf, Denmark Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI Imagine Museum, St Petersburg, FL Museum de Alcorcon, Spain Museum Of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM Private collections in USA, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ The White House, Washington DC


Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria - March 2008 Art Glass Centre International, Shalkwijk, Holland 1995 Beijing Art Salon - October 2008 Dennos Museum Center -"World of Glass", Traverse City, MI - 2005 First International Glass Exhibition - Beijing and Shanghai Flying Heritage Collection, Everett, WA Frauenau Museum, Germany 1995 Gallery Sikabonji, Vienna, Austria 2016 Glass Now, Tokyo, Japan 1993, 92, 91, 90, 89 Jeff Bezos Collection, Seattle, WA Museum Of Applied Arts, Brno, Czech Republic, August-December 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, 2001 Muskegon Museum of Art - Muskegon, Michigan from March1st to April 6th National Museum of Art, Bratislava, Slovakia, February-May 2008 Paul Allen Family Foundation Collection, Seattle, WA Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL 2013 The International Art Competition, New York, NY 1992 (Winner) The International Glass Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan,1992, 90 Toronto International Artfair , Toronto, Canada - 2003, 2002


Seeker Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Museum of Northwest Art LaConner WA

Fertile Ground, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX


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New Glass Review 33, Reviewed, and Significant Accusations; the Corning Museum of Glass Annual

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 “Adrift,” American Art Collector, October, p. 156

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Dewalt, Robert,” Space Modulator,” Pasa Tiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican

Josslin, Victoria, “Morris Code,” Glass, The Urban Glass Quarterly, 2009

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Goffredo, Theresa. “Blast off into a world of space imagination,” The Herald, Everett, WA

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500 Glass Objects, pg. 384, Lark Publishing

 “Team Effort,” Artisan Northwest Magazine, Spring Issue, p.24

Carol Duvall Show, Aired May 23, 2002, “Marriage in Glass”

American Craft Magazine 2001, June/July, Portfolios Section p76



2013 Presenter, Demonstrator: Glass Boston- Boston, MA

2012 Designer, Venetian Collaboration Project, Davide Salvadore and Shelley Muzylowski Allen Venice,
2009 Board Member : Glass Art Society
2008 May/August Assistant Artistic Program Director Pilchuck Glass School
2007 Scholarship Juror, Glass Art Society
1995 to 2007 Engraving & Cold work William Morris, Sculptor
1994 Teaching Assistant Pilchuck Glass School
1995 to 2002 Studio & Cold Shop Coordinator Pilchuck Glass School
1993 to 1994 Studio Assistant James Watkins Glass Studio
1992 to 1994 Studio Assistant Michael Schiener Sculpture Studio
1991 to 1994 Studio Assistant Jonathon Bonner Sculpture Studio
1991 to 1992 Studio Assistant Daniel Clayman, Glass
1991 Studio apprentice, Ceramics Lee Segal