I only met him once at the Rocky Mountain Smiths conference in 1999. I didn't have much experience at the time and wasn't really interested in blades or Damascus pattern welding but I found his presentation compelling and I watched it all and a lot of what I still know about those things came from his demonstrations. In my estimation, he was a masterful craftsman, artist and teacher and the craft will miss him.
There are some photos of Bill demonstrating at the Houston Area Blacksmith's Association in 2003 at -
Another link at American Bladesmith Society -