Toh Kiam Hock (b. 1949, Singapore) is a veteran ceramic artist who is known for his rhinoceros sculptures. Toh enjoys working on figurative animal forms – he enjoys the challenge of being able to incorporate the illusion of motion and movement into static form. Toh is especially drawn to the beauty of the endangered rhinoceros. Using clay slabs to construct the power and dynamism of the massive animal, his works often result in a realistic representation of the meticulous craftsmanship.
In this day and age, the natural environment is under constant pressure, attributed by the decadence of mankind. The careless and cruel poaching of rhinoceros horns for personal gains enkindled Toh to, through his artistic interpretation of the animal form, raise and create awareness of those suffering in the world. Not an ordinary beast, the Rhinoceros is also a well-known Feng Shui symbol of protection— against robbery, accidents, office drama or betrayal. The two-horned Sumatran rhino is a rare and typical species of rhinoceros in Asia. Tiny population is found, This baby Rhino in search of his crash of Rhino. These works are made used the local clay born from the fire of a gas kiln at 1280º over 10 hours of firing.