A marvellously convenient alternative for those of us with limited space, and at a price that makes real sense. None of that grinding needed once the piece is done AND much less waste during the cutting process. A gorgeous range of colours, easy to shape and in my opinion the best option for someone new to creating Roman replicas. Allows for a professional result without the need for years of training and practice in the use of hammer and hardie! Die-hard traditionalists might not be so keen, but for those of us who don't have the luxury of space (or for that matter, time), but always wanted to work in marble, this is just -the- best thing out there right now!