Bill Dicks

A man of many talents, Bill began his career as a carver and wood worker after pursuing his degree in Industrial Arts from Appalachian State University. Today, he is best known as both a potter and sign maker.

You can admire his wooden signs almost anywhere you go in Banner Elk, including here at the Historic Banner Elk School. Inside the
BE Artists Gallery you’ll find a large selection of his popular pottery lanterns, each with a unique design, for use both indoors and