During his three years at the RCA Ray developed an interest in a broader use of glass as an art form, in context with its variable applications to current developments in architecture and the built environment.
Ray then established his own studio in West London and since then has considerably extended his knowledge and approach to glass, working with it in different ways and in many situations. He has designed and produced commissioned works using glass in two and three-dimensional form, for public, private, religious and secular architectural spaces in England, Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East and Australasia.
In 2003 Ray formed a creative partnership with Denise Mt Basso, one of his last students at Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he had been visiting glass tutor for the previous 10 years. Denise was successful in the Glaziers Steven’s competition award in each of her three years at Chelsea: commended in 2001, second in 2002 and equal first in 2003. Ray became an Artist Freeman of the Glaziers Company in 2005.