1. Why does someone have to apprentice themselves to a carver?
In order to learn how to carve and do it well, one must work with someone who knows how to work with different materials: marble, granite, stone, clay, wax, etc. This person would teach the young apprentice all he knows and guide them in the correct and best way to display his/her talent.
2. What other Georgia economic activities rely on craftsmen? Which ones of these are being replaced by technology?
The marble industry employs craftsmen to either carve tombstones or to craft countertops for homes and businesses. Both of these rely on computer technology to keep costs competitive. The pulpwood industry - the cutting of trees to manufacture both building materials and paper - is a large part of Georgia's economy. The use of technology also keeps this industry competitive. These industries must employ craftsmen in order to set up the technology used in each. Claxton Fruitcake and Bobs Candy also employ more technology than craftsmen to compete with other similar products. Students may also know of industries in your area that require craftsmen (or have in the past) and now use technology in order to keep costs competitive.