He graduated from the Glass School in Železný Brod. He continued his studies at the School of Applied Arts in Prague under Professor Štípl.
As an external collaborator, he worked with various glassworks. In the Poděbrady Glassworks, he implemented designs for pressed lead crystal. This technique earned the epithet of noble pressing. Lead crystal is interesting in that its appearance is almost indistinguishable from ground crystal.
Some of his designs for pressed crystal made their way into wider production. He designed a massive vase with an organic decor of delicate needles that covers the entire surface of the vase's walls. This vase was exhibited in 1972 in Gottwaldov at the exhibition of PRESSED GLASS – CZECH PRESSED GLASS. Another interesting realized design by Václav Horáček is a jardiniere covered with geometric patterns that project into space.
In Poděbrady, he collaborated with great designers such as Ladislav Oliva and Jiří Řepásek, who were also dedicated to noble pressing.