The Brake is home to the desire that we all have to make and create. Come and join us in our studios and workshops from which we run our Art and Furniture Making Courses. The Brake is also home to our two beautiful and cosy holiday cabins. Explore our Map of The Brake page to have a look around.

We believe in the transformative power of the making and artistic process. Personally we have integrated them into our lives, and these courses are our offering to support others to do the same. They are an invitation to slow down, reconnect with your hands and make items of beauty and use, where the process of their creation brings rich rewards.

Furniture Making

Courses

All the courses that Nick runs in the workshop are aimed at anyone who wants to learn the skills of furniture making, and to build specific pieces of quality and beauty. There's a year’s programme for those wanting a committed and evolving relationship with making, and other shorter courses run in the weeks or weekends too, from work bench construction to chair making.

Intuitive Art Courses

The Intuitive Art courses are designed to release the possibilities of your creative expression. Through a series of processes you will learn to overcome limiting beliefs and meet the inner critic with an open heart in a studio full of light and warmth shared with a small group of 6. All our Intuitive Art Courses are run by Artist Dolly Kary.

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Dolly Kary

"When I trust my intuition I learn more about myself and engage with the creative process."

Artist Dolly Kary runs our Intuitive Art Courses here at The Brake.

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Nick Kary

"Since I was old enough I have enjoyed the sensation of a tool in my hand, a knife, a chisel or even a pen." Nick Kary runs our Furniture Making Courses at The Brake.

We have two beautiful holiday getaways available at The Brake.  Owing to the craftsmanship and creativity in building them they each have their own unique character and quality.  They nestle privately within our 2/3 of an acre plot of land and offer the chance to relax in a hot tub or unwind in a sauna. Take a look at our Cabins page to learn more and to book your stay with us here at The Brake.

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Email: info@thebrake.net

Phone: (44) 01803 712 303 / (44) 07735 424 583

Postal Address: Nick & Dolly Kary, The Brake,
Wadstray, Blackawton, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DE