Currently Cortney works as an artist and entrepreneur of the future Flux Studio LLC in Denver, Colorado. She received her B.A. from Hastings College and her M.F.A. in glass from Southern Illinois University. After graduate school, Cortney worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University for six years. She has been awarded scholarships to the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pilchuck Glass School to further her research with glass. The Glass Art Society recognized Cortney Boyd as an Emerging Artist in 2010 and her work has been selected for publication in New Glass Review 32 and Bullseye Emerge 2012.