Glass Butterfly Domes.

Cath uses digital copies of her detailed butterfly and moth paintings to make impressive glass butterfly domes.

These beautiful vintage-look domes feature a high resolution copy of Cath’s original watercolour paintings. These unique home décor pieces will adorn any home and make a impressive style statement.


The Victorians were responsible for creating butterfly domes. They lived in an extraordinary age of international exploration and discovery. They loved to show-case their natural-history curiosities, such as fossils, taxidermy, botanic specimens and particularly insects, especially butterflies and moths. Each treasured exhibit was covered by a glass dome to keep it dust-free. Cath’s domes are her own artistic homage and celebration of the Victorian’s fascination in nature, but with a modern conservation and ethical bias – each specimen is taken from her original water colour paintings, rather than taken from nature.
In addition, under each image she prepares an “aged” i.d specimen label using watercolours and colourfast precision pens. These are then signed, dated and attached to the specimens. The moss is taken from Cath’s own wildlife garden, dried, prepared and attached for extra reality and detail.

If you are interested in owning one of Cath’s unique domes, click on her Etsy shop link for more information. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/InsectArtByCath?ref=search_shop_redirect

To discuss domes with Cath, please email her on cathhodsman@gmail.com

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