Alfred John Jackman (1911-2006), known as Jack, was a Bombadier navigator in World War 2 and a school teacher who came to Geelong from Melbourne in 1957 and taught at Norlane and Corio South primary schools. He took up pottery when his son Bill began making pottery in 1962, and sold his work through the Salt Gallery in Queenscliff, Eagles Nest at Aireys Inlet and the Ryrie street Gallery in Geelong. He continued to make pottery until 1992, then focused on painting. His works are signed with a painted or incised 'Jackman', 'J. Jackman', or 'Jack Jackman'. Bill also signed his work 'Jackman' or 'Bill Jackman', but Bill used a lower case k in 'Jackman', and Jack an upper case form.