Stone work is slow. It requires specific skills in choosing and working the stone. I undertake and enjoy commissions from hand-sized works to large scale installations. Much of my small scale work is hand-polished inviting the works to touched and held.
Often I choose stone from local quarries. However, on occasion I have worked stones I and others have found in gardens, in the landscape: schist, limestones etc.
Below is a large schist stone I worked from my own garden. This stone was harder than limestone but worth the effort and ended up being selected for an RHA exhibition. You might be tripping over an interesting stone at your place that is waiting to be transformed into art.
Before: this schist was in my veggie garden.
After: I turned it into a marrow! The schist had a dark green tone.