2011 Spring Show Preview

Just a peek at some of the pieces from the new collection. Remember you can save 20% in my online store until midnight tonight.


See You at the Spring Show

New Collection Show Thursday, May 12, 2011, 2-8:30pm The Knickerbocker on the Lake 1028 E Juneau Ave Milwaukee, WI Map

Snow on the mountain in Palm Springs, CA

Snow on the Mountain in Palm Springs

An entire night of rain one evening meant a whole night of snowing in the mountains above Palm Springs, CA… a perfect backdrop for the Palm Springs Arts Festival.

Matching Accessories

A Perfect Match

I love it when people get excited about my art, and one particular customer really made my week. She bought a beautiful Italian art glass shard pendant last weekend at the College of the Desert Street Fair. At the end of the fair, she returned to show me the gorgeous top she found that perfectly […]


Traveling with Mom

Yes, my mom traveled with me for a month this winter… here’s a peek at what it’s like to be on the road with her 😉 . MORE FROM MY TRAVELS >>

I was at the Palm Springs Arts Festival last weekend, and the local paper snapped a few photos in my booth. Have a look at|galleriespic|umbrella

Palm Springs Arts Festival

I was at the Palm Springs Arts Festival last weekend, and the local paper snapped a few photos in my booth. . MORE PHOTOS

The Kindest Words of All

I’m giving away a piece of shard jewelry over at for the site’s annual Holiday Giveaway, and I’m just floored by the kind words that are coming in about my work. I will say, that the comment from Michele Erdvig probably meant the most because I specifically remember working on her sister’s Belleek… it […]

Liam's Shard Jewelry a New Collection of Pieces

Winners Announced

Here are the winners from the drawing at my New Collection Show on Nov 18th. Premier Piece of Shard Jewelry Penny Fuggiasco – Milwaukee, WI $20 Gift Certificates Lin Carlson – Waukesha, WI Peter Casper – Neenah, WI Caryn Dohring – Racine, WI Libby Flessas – Milwaukee, WI Donna Jacobson – Milwaukee, WI Karla Owsianny […]

Download Complimentary One of a Kind Chicago Tickets

One of a Kind Chicago

I’ll be returning to the One of a Kind Show Chicago… by far the most amazing show I’ve ever been a part of. The show features 500 artists from around the country… with a remarkable variety of one-of-a-kind creations including clothing, jewelry, paintings, sculptures and unique items you haven’t even thought of yet. If you […]


Traveling for Their Art

I was thrilled to be included in this recent article on It’s all about artists who travel for their art. Click the image, and be sure to leave a comment.

Art vs Craft Milwaukee 2010

Milwaukee’s Art vs Craft

Art vs Craft Saturday, Nov 27th, 10am-6pm (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) One of Milwaukee’s most unique venues for handmade gifts! Visit them on Facebook.


One of a Kind NY

I’m thrilled to have been invited to participate in the New York One of A Kind Show. if it’s anything like Chicago, it’s going to be AMAZING. <a href=””>Learn more</a>. Here’s where you can get complimentary tickets.


Scheduling a Commission

It was the plate her grandmother piled high with cookies and brownies, and when it broke last summer, Judy felt she lost a piece of family history. Fortunately, she carefully collected the shards, put them in a paper bag, packed it into a box and mailed it to me. Now, her sisters and nieces all […]

1870s Eastlake shard jewelry

About English Transferware

I get a little excited any time I find a broken piece of English transferware. It is among my favorite china to turn into shard jewelry. The rich history of “transferring” an image to ceramic began in 1756 when John Sadler and Guy Green of Liverpool developed the process. The production of transferware was among […]

Collector’s Quest

Here’s an interview I did with Val from Collector’s Quest. Interview with Liam Hughes, Jewelry Artists Pique Assiette


Sign Up for Email Updates

Share your contact information, and I’ll keep you up to date on shows, specials and preview events. I never share my list and generally send fewer than one e-newsletter a month. Email Address First Name Last Name Address City State Zip Close Unsubscribe from My Newsletter


Reconsidering Craft on NPR

Milwaukee’s annual Art vs Craft show ranks among the best of its kind in the nation. When NPR was in town recording an episode of To the Best of Our Knowledge, they included a segment of an interview with me. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Listen to the entire episode at

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


One of a Kind NYC

Claim your complimentary ticket to the One of a Kind Show NYC – Use the code ARTIST Visit the One of a Kind NYC website! Here’s where you can get complimentary tickets.

Fox6 Artist Fair Coverage

Fox 6 News

When Discovery World hosted its first Artist and Entrepreneurs Holiday Market, my shard jewelry was there… and so was Fox 6. Here’s the clip.