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Braille ceramics made for blind
Anne Turner with a Braille ceramic coffee jar
Anne Turner opened the Truro shop in September last year
A new range of ceramics aimed at the blind and partially sighted has been created by a pottery in Cornwall.

Dish-n-Doodle in Truro has come up with the range called Bumpy Mugs which are hand painted with Braille messages.

The range includes mugs, kitchen canisters, salt and pepper shakers and door name plaques as well as highly textured tableware.

Anne Turner, from Dish-n-Doodle said: "For the visually impaired, the Bumpy Mugs range is a real treat."

Mousehole Cat

"It allows people to have their name, favourite football club or a saying on a mug.

"Why shouldn't people with seeing difficulties have an I Love You Mug too?"

A spokeman for the RNIB said: "It sounds like a good idea.

"We welcome this, as it could make life in the kitchen easier for a lot of people with sight problems."

Ms Turner opened the Dish-n-Doodle store in September last year and it is also the only firm in the UK to have the licence for making and selling ceramic products using the image of the famous Mousehole Cat.

The shop offers people the chance to paint their own designs onto ceramics it is then glazed and fired in the company's on-site kiln.

A total investment package of 21,000, part funded by Finance Cornwall, has enabled her to launch the new range of products.

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