Jack grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He obtained a degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Mooorhead State College in Minnesota and spent 3 years working as a biochemist at the University of Oregan Medical School before returning to Moorhead to work on a degree in ceramics and graphics. In 1971 he moved to Vancouver to become a founding member and director of the Vancouver Clayworks Society, a 12 member cooperative ceramics studio. In this creative atmosphere he worked with other members of the group to develop methods of applying graphic images (i.e photography, drawing and painting) to ceramic sculpture and pottery with financial aid froma Canada Council Explorations grant. His style of work ranges from abstract geometric to wildlife painting and drawing.
Jack now works out of his studio on the Sunshine Coast.