Since stone sculpture requires such an investment of time to get good at, it appeals to only the most ardent hobbyists. The time investment/patience aspects should be part of the appeal for anyone who takes up stone sculpting as a hobby or profession.
How to Tell if You’re a Born Sculptor
Run your hands over a big piece of polished stone. Does it make you feel more connected to the Earth? Do you get pulled into the cool depths of the stone, hypnotized by the colour, bewitched by its unimaginable antiquity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might really enjoy the process of stone carving.
As hobbies go, it’s not that expensive.