Tarrant Clements earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from RIT's School for American Craftsmen in 1968. She studied with ceramist Frans Wildenhain and credits his example for her love of learning. During her years as a student, the original Shop One, located on Troup Street in downtown Rochester, was part of her social life; she often visited the shop to view the latest works on display and was immensely pleased when the shop later carried her own work.
Clements has long created fine art prints and is an active member of the Rochester Print Club; but she also is well known for her sculptural constructions with collaged elements of wire. She has practiced and taught art in Rochester, NY for many years, including at Nazareth College and at the Rochester City School District. She has exhibited widely, with works in the collections of the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery and RIT University Gallery and Shop One.
Artist portrait by A. Sue Weisler