Hetty studied at the Glasgow School of Art and now makes her prints at the Dundee Contemporary Art studio. She exhibits widely around the UK and had shown her work as far a field as Denmark, Brussels and California. Kettles is one of a series of colourful screen prints based on everyday images of the 1950's-60's. Through the use of colour and pattern and by isolating an object, she makes a modern day icon out of the mundane. This particular screenprint was shown in the 'ICONIC' exhibition at the Hughson Gallery, Glasgow, in the 1990s.