Thank you Betty! I put that book in my basket at Amazon, and now I have confirmation to go ahead and order it. I will check out the other book as well. Yes Raku is amazing, however I can only use a small kiln in my studio for enamel and not a larger one for pottery due to it's fumes. I don't have much ventilation (here in France), and the tiny kiln for enameling was labeled safe to use. Hopefully once I set up shop back in the US, I will be able to dip my toes into that!
I am writing an email to Thompson as soon as I finish typing this. Thanks again for your help!!!