The Building of the Cathedral
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Oscar Patterson - SMC039
Oscar Patterson was born in Gorbals in1863. He was a fully trained glassmaker and a tutor in glass technology at Gresham College in the 1880s. Patterson was a practitioner of many pioneering stained glass techniques and experimented with etching glass with hydrofluoric acid.
In 1889 he opened his first studio which became internationally famous for its distinctive domestic glass in the 1890s. Pattersons studio produced a large amount of glass for the Pacific and Orient Shipping Company and the Cunard Line.
During the 1920s the studio was kept afloat by a commission to produce a complete scheme of stained glass for St Magnus Cathedral. The studio closed in 1931.