After growing up in Appleton, Wisconsin, Nicolas Darcourt received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Michigan University, and in 2006, his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. From 2007 to 2009 he was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. His ceramic work has been shown both nationally and internationally, and belongs to a number of private collections. He has taught ceramics at Minnesota State University Moorhead and The University of Minnesota. Nicolas is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College and is living and making ceramic work in Minneapolis, Minnesota.