John Flemming's masks are sold in both a "Limited Edition" series and an "Open Edition" series. The "Limited Edition" series are limited to ten copies of each work. After careful drawing, a mask is made in a very rough form to work
out its scale, and to create a pattern.
Then, as many as 150 pieces of leather are individually
cut, dyed a different color on each side, intricately
skived, and assembled into a relief form, suggesting
the sculpture's eventual volume.
The entire mask is then soaked in hot water to soften the leather. While still wet, it is attached to a pedestal, to secure it, freeing both of his hands to manipulate the leather. The piece is then heated slowly, in small areas, as it is sculpted entirely "freehand" into its final shape.