Eric & Dianne Schurman both work full time within the business. They grew up in the Summerside area and have one grown daughter named Jacklyn.

Awards & Community Involvement

Malpeque Fine Iron has been the proud & honoured recipient of many awards and community recognitions over the years. We enjoy being active within our community and giving back when we can.

Community Projects

We’ve had the opportunity to work along side many outstanding PEI organizations and groups. A few of our most memorable projects include:

Awards & Recognition

Heavy Metal by Eric Schurman
Eptek Art and Culture Centre, June – October 2016

Ready, Willing and Able Program Certificate of Appreciation
Association of Community Living, October 2016

Outstanding Exporter
Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence, February 2016

Opal Award
Best Website – Kensington Chamber of Commerce, November 2014

Cover of Craft Guide
“Lady’s Slipper” – Tourism and Culture

Exhibition of Personal Collection
Eptek Art and Culture Centre, April 2013

Darrach Award
Excellence in Customer Service – Kensington Chamber of Commerce, May 2012

Celebration of Crafts Exhibition Steam Engine
Eptek Art and Culture Centre, June 2011

Small Business Award
Award of Excellence – Kensington Chamber of Commerce, October 2010

Community Involvement

Malpeque Fine Iron is proud to be a member of the following associations:


Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce

Kensington Chamber of Commerce

Maritime Blacksmith Association

Canadian Gift and Table Wear Association

PEI Crafts Council

North Cape Coastal Drive, Kensington, Cavendish & Summerside Tourism Associations

On the Job Training

Malpeque Fine Iron offers “on the job training” for welding schools as well as other programs throughout Prince Edward Island. Students come to the shop for 4 to 8 weeks and learn the trade.