Darcie studied ceramics at Buffalo State College where she focused on functional work. A piece of art that can be used everyday. Darcie also has a Fine Arts degree from Niagara County Community College where she studied drawing and painting. Her love of drawing transferred over to her ceramic work with the use of the technique sgraffito. A form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color. All her work is wheel thrown using porcelain clay.