Gaylia Wagner is a multi-disciplinary designer, artisan, and the creative force behind Gaylia Wagner Design. Trained at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and Parsons School of Design in New York City, she broadened and refined her skills working in various design disciplines during her many years in New York. In 2010 she opened her own company, now located in Washington D.C.


Gaylia works primarily in metal. Specifically, she etches metal and uses it as the medium for her work. Beginning with an original design, image, or pattern, she applies it to metal by various means, then submerges the metal in a corrosive salt bath. This etches the image into the surface creating a multidimensional illustration. Gaylia produces a unique line of jewelry featuring her original metal etchings, and recently expanded her collection to include fine art panels and home accessories featuring this technique.